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As a Lavazza Passionista, we're typically asked to come up with a delicious recipe centered around Lavazza's premium coffees. I've made coffee cake donuts, coffee ice cream, and coffee pudding pops. But this month, our task was just a little different: crafting! And not only that, crafting for the fall.
While I've always been a creative person, and grew up with a craft box that took over most of my room, I hadn't sat down to craft in YEARS. Recipe? No problem. Crafts with a decorative theme for fall? This was a stumper!
All you need to make these lovely espresso-scented candles are a few dollar store plain candles (or any half-melted ones you have in your home), some jars or mugs, a string or wick, and some coffee.
I melted the wax by putting it in a disposable pie tin in the oven at 350 degrees F for about 20 minutes.
Then I slowly mixed in as much Caffé Espresso as I could--about a cup--and before the wax could harden I poured it into my jars (I found these for $1 each at a craft store). I also made a year-round candle in a cute coffee cup, too!
As the top of the wax was just beginning to set, I carefully placed the wick in the center. You can use a re-purposed wick from the dollar store candles (as I did) but I've found a toothpick or waxed piece or string works as well.
Then I popped it in the fridge and let it set for an hour. Ta-daaa, adorable autumn candles!
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Caffé Espresso Autumn Coffee Candles
You will need...
- 1 dollar store unscented votive candle, or at least 1 cup of wax from repurposed candles
- 1/2 cup fine-ground coffee like Caffé Espresso
- 4 small jars or cups
- 4 wicks or waxed string, cut to size
-Pour into jars, and let set for 5 minutes.
-Slowly press the wick into the center, leaving at least a half inch above the wax.
-Chill until solid, about one hour.