I LOVE candles and almost always having one burning when I’m home. A few months ago I found Brewed2Burn candles, which are amazing. There’s not beer in them, but they’re all designed to smell like styles of beer like stouts, IPAs, etc.
I was inspired to try making my own. As many of you know, my husband owns a brewery, so I have access to a lot of beer and have smelled a lot of it over the years.
I decided to try to replicate the brewery’s cappuccino stout, Hold the Foam. It’s one of my favorites. It smells just like a coffee shop.
If you’d like to make one of your own, grab the supplies and follow the steps below!
DIY beer candle supplies
- melting pot
- beer can
- coffee (brewed)
- vanilla scent/flavor (either essential oils or vanilla extract)
- candle wicks
- candle dye (optional)
- soy wax
- can opener
- hot glue & gun
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Step 1: remove the beer lid
Using a can opener and pliers, remove your can lid. Set it off to the side.
Step 2: melt the wax, add the coffee, vanilla
The amount of wax you use depends on the size of your beer can. I’m using a 16oz can, so I need 13oz of liquid soy wax, 3oz of coffee, and a splash of vanilla.
Once it’s melted, pour in your coffee. Make sure you get some grounds in there too as it helps permeate the scent when the candle burns.
Step 3: pour the wax into the beer can
Anchor your wick to the bottom of the beer can with hot glue.
Then, pour your wax and coffee combo into the beer can while holding up the wick. Put two knives on each side of the wick to hold it in place.
Let the wax harden.
When you’re done, you’ll have a lovely smelling beer candle that will make your house smell like coffee.
I’d love to hear what you think! What kind of beer would you use for this project? Leave your thoughts and ideas in the comments.