How to Make Wine-scented Candles

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You can make a candle to accompany a good wine.
You can make a candle to accompany a good wine. (Image: Christmas table with candle and wine image by jeanniner9 from Fotolia.com)

If you've been invited to a housewarming party, it's customary to give the lady of the house a token gift to show your congratulations. When giving a housewarming present, choose one that can be used in the house to make it feel more homey, such as a container candle. You can make your own container candles using a few basic materials and you can customize the candle by using more elegant fragrances like merlot wine.

Things You'll Need

  • 1/2 lb. beeswax
  • Empty coffee can
  • Pot
  • Water
  • 1 tsp. merlot fragrance oil
  • 1 tsp. cranberry fragrance oil
  • 1/2 tsp. red-powdered pigment
  • Metal-bottomed candle wick
  • Glass canning jar
  • Scissors

Place the beeswax into an empty coffee can.

Place the coffee can into a pot.

Fill the pot halfway with water.

Boil the water until the wax melts completely.

Pour in the powdered pigment. Stir the mixture well until the pigment is completely combined.

Pour in the fragrance oils. Stir the mixture well until it has been completely combined.

Insert a metal-bottomed candle wick into the base of a glass canning jar. Allow the tip of the wick to hang over the edge of the jar.

Pour the wax into the jar, filling the jar within 1/4 inch from the top edge.

Hold the wick upright in the jar for 20 minutes until the wax completely cools.

Trim the exposed wick to 1/2 inch from the candle's surface.

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