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« 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!
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« 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.
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« 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!
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« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2006 02:18:49 PM »

also may be avabile at the libary
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