A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Do you have a crafty tattoo?  We'd love to feature it in our Crafty Tattoos blog series!  Share it with us here!
Total Members: 302,599
Currently Running With Scissors:
700 Guests and 27 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: coffee candles  (Read 462 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
bookstorebabe
Offline Offline

Posts: 2805
Joined: 11-Oct-2006

Girl Genius! Kaja&Phil Foglio


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« on: November 01, 2006 07:02:11 PM »

Hope this is in the right thread. I want to make some candles using coffee mugs. I figure since they are fairly thick sided, and made to pour boiling water in, they'd be good for candles. But I'd like them to smell like coffee, too. Any ideas? Could you use instant coffee? Also, I saw somewhere on craftster someone using old teacups for candles. They used a birthday candle for a wick, said it stayed nice and straight, also I suppose a good way to use what you have. Has anyone done that? Did it burn well? Any ideas gladly appreciated-thanks!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

"If you're going to go for tech that doesn't exist,think Willy Wonka,not Hoover!" Firefairy@ craftster
http://StudioLTD@etsy.com. Coupon code summerfun  50%
http://www.pinterest.com/studioltd60/
flying_babyb
Monkey Queen
Offline Offline

Posts: 1388
Joined: 18-Feb-2006

Monkey QUEEN


View Profile
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2006 12:13:13 AM »

well, i would say instant coffee would be safe. I bet you can buy the senting at your craft store. I have used candles simply because hey stand up straight. if you try candle making ask around to see how to get the wick to stand up straight. I havent prefected that.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Monkey girl
bookstorebabe
Offline Offline

Posts: 2805
Joined: 11-Oct-2006

Girl Genius! Kaja&Phil Foglio


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2006 03:34:00 AM »

Just found a great book -the big book of candles by Sue Heaser. lots of good info.Used wick sustainers-little metal things like a washer with a tube. put wick through,crimp tube. for top of wick,cut off tip of bamboo skewer,then rubber banded together at both ends.lay across top of candle mold,clip wick in middle.oh, and a dab of something called wax glue to keep the metal sustainer attached at bottom of candle. Lots of practical info,even if you don't make any of the projects,worth it. Cost 19.99-okay, gotta go to work now!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

"If you're going to go for tech that doesn't exist,think Willy Wonka,not Hoover!" Firefairy@ craftster
http://StudioLTD@etsy.com. Coupon code summerfun  50%
http://www.pinterest.com/studioltd60/
flying_babyb
Monkey Queen
Offline Offline

Posts: 1388
Joined: 18-Feb-2006

Monkey QUEEN


View Profile
« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2006 02:18:49 PM »

also may be avabile at the libary
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Monkey girl
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
Gordon Matta Clark and Rirkrit Tiravanija at David Zwirner
Tony Matelli, New Works, Leo Koenig Gallery
Tobias Buche, at Lehmann Maupin
How to Make a Paper Mache Baby Dragon
How to Make a Paper Mache Fishwichwich
Latest Blog Articles
Spotlight on: Book Making & Binding
@Home This Weekend: Magical Fairy Garden
DIY Summer

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2014, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.