How to Make Wine-scented Candles

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

Step 1

Place the beeswax into an empty coffee can.

Step 2

Place the coffee can into a pot.

Step 3

Fill the pot halfway with water.

Step 4

Boil the water until the wax melts completely.

Step 5

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

Step 6

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

Step 7

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.

Step 8

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

Step 9

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

Step 10

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

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