Perfect Fall DIY: Coffee Mug Candle & Vanilla Cupcake Coffee

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

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It's no secret I love coffee.  I literally cannot start my day without it.  I also love seasonal living and today I'm bringing the two together in this perfect Fall DIY.  I burn candles year round with seasonal inspired scents.  When the wick is done and your candle will no longer burn, there's always a good inch of wax left in the candle.  I hate wasting this wax, I always hoard save it.  One of my favorite fall candle scents is a fall leaves scent.  I had enough wax hoarded saved in this scent that I decided to make my own candle.  It was so easy and I was so pleased with my project, I decided to write a DIY for you.  Today I will be using a new unused jar candle that the glass was broken on.  Instead of throwing it away (and wasting that money) I'm making it usable again.

You'll want to get a large pot (preferably an older one that you don't care about just in case) and fill it with water and bring to a boil.  Lower the heat to med/med high.  If you're using wax bits from old candles, add them to a glass dish or an old empty candle jar that you have.  Since I'm using a brand new candle with a broken jar, I just placed it directly into the water as is.  Now you'll just be patient and wait for the wax to fully melt.

Get your mug ready while your wax is melting.  I purposely picked up some inexpensive fall colored mugs for this project.

If you're melting old saved wax from past candles, you'll need wick.  You can pick up wick pretty cheap at your local craft store.  Since I was using a full unused candle, I just used the wick this candle already had.  You'll need to secure the wick in the center of your mug.  You can use anything for this.  Chop sticks, pencils, cake pop sticks, whatever you have on hand.  I chose colored pencils that I had on hand.  I secured the ends of the pencils with washi tape to hold them in place.

Once your wax is melted you will pour it into the mug.  This has the potential to be messy.  I luckily didn't make a mess at all which is very surprising because I'm pretty clumsy.  Be sure that you're doing the pouring over a covered surface in case there's a mess.

Let it sit until it cools!  By the way... your home is going to smell amazing while you make this project.  My home was filled with my fall leaves candle scent the entire day after I made this candle.  I'm not complaining!

Now you have an adorable coffee mug candle to get you in the fall spirit.  Curl up with a book, burn your candle, and enjoy your favorite cup of coffee.  I enjoy my morning coffee black or with a small amount of cream.  I look at my morning coffee as an enjoyable tool that gets my day started.  I also drink a lot of it.  However, for an evening comfort coffee I really like to experiment and make something fun and fancy.  Like a dessert!  Let me tell you what I have been indulging on...

This tasty little treat is perfect for a fall day.  It's easy and requires very little ingredients.  All you need is Dunkin Donuts® Bakery Series® in Vanilla Cupcake, Dunkin’ Donuts® Coffee Creamer in Extra Extra, some whipped topping, and sprinkles.  How CUTE are these fall pumpkin sprinkles I found at Dillons?!  Just brew up your Dunkin Donuts® Coffee, add however much Dunkin’ Donuts® Coffee Creamer you prefer, top it with the whipped topping and sprinkles.

Dunkin Donuts® Bakery Series® coffee is located at your local Kroger or Kroger banner store in the coffee isle.  I'm so excited about the Dunkin Donuts® Bakery Series® coffee and can't wait to create more decadent coffee treats with it!  

Tell me what your favorite fall coffee is.  I'd love to know! 


  1. I'm dying over those pumpkin sprinkles... so so perfect. I love the idea of melting down the extra wax from used candles... never really thought of doing that but now I'm on a hunt for my old, used up wax. Great idea. #client

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