Saturday, October 17, 2015

Crafty Coffee - Caffé Espresso Autumn Coffee Candles #sponsored #passionista

This post is brought to you in partnership with Lavazza. All thoughts and opinions are my own, and I would never promote a product I didn't believe in!

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!

So I got some friends, some supplies, and a hot mug of Lavazza's Caffé Espresso and willed my creativity to spark. And spark it did!

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
-Melt wax in an oven set to 350 degrees F for 20 minutes

-Carefully mix in the coffee.

-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.


  1. What cute candles! Such a great idea -- and I love the tip on how to melt down the dollar store candle!

  2. Coffee scented candles...that's my idea of what heaven smells like.

  3. Brilliant post.Candle with coffee scent is a wonderful creative idea.Mentioned making method is really cool to try this at this home and this idea will be much more effective in restaurant.Thanks