Hi everybody! I’m really sorry I’ve been gone for so long.. I’ve had a busy period at school. To make it up to y’all I made this tutorial! A “hot coco”-candle in a mug. Perfect for the holidays!
1. What you’ll need: A (scented) candle, a mug, crayons, two white tea lights, masking tape, a wooden skewer, a tin can, a (wooden) stick to stir, a (small) pan, glue, a cutting board, a knife, a little bit of cornstarch and some prinkles.
If you’re recycling old candles, you might have to buy a wick.
2. Cut your candle in small pieces. 3/4. Try cutting around the wick. Eventually the candle will crumble away from the wick.
5. Glue the wick to the bottom of your mug. You can hold up the wick by using a wooden skewer and some masking tape.
6. Pour water in a small pan. It does not have to be a lot of water. Bring it to the boil and place the tin can in the water.
7. Add your pieces of candle. Stay close! It will melt quickly. Use a (wooden) stick to stir.
8. Add some pieces of crayon to give your candle a chocolate color. I used a brown crayon, and a quater of a black crayon.
9. Now it’s time to pour the liquid into the mug. Be careful! Use pliers to hold the tin can.
10. Now leave the liquid to cool down. Putting it in the fridge will speed up the proces.
11. To create the wipped cream, melt the tea lights and let the liquid cool down. While it’s cooling, mix in some air with your stick. If you want to, you can add a little bit of cornstarch. This will make it look more realistic. Add some prinkles on top to give it that festive look!
Note: make sure your “chocolate milk” has cooled down completely before you add the “wipped cream”. Impatience will make your wipped cream sag.. (happened to me as you can see)
12/13. Snip the wick to the right length and your candle’s finished! Since I had some melted candle left over, I created a few small chocolates.