DIY Campfire Scented Mug Candle

Fall camping trips--huddled over a campfire with with a thermos of steaming mulled cider, wool blankets, and a good book, who says summer should have all the fun? Inspired by fall camping ventures, you can enjoy the nostalgic scent of a campfire even while sheltered inside - no tent required (even though it's preferred). 

You Will Need:

An enamel mug

Candle wax--we like the soy variety

String/Cotton Wick 



Campfire fragrance oil 


Thread your string through the two holes of the button and make a knot. Pull taught and snip after measuring the height of your mug (cut an inch longer than you think you'll need).

Melt a little bit of wax according to manufacturer's directions (we bought microwavable wax--it saves so much time). Dip the string and button into your wax to coat entirely. Once coated, lay it on a paper towel to dry a few minutes.

Once dry, anchor your newly fashioned wick in the center of your mug--adhering the button to the mug with a little wax if need be. Wrap the excess wick around a pencil balanced on the lip of the mug.

Melt the rest of your wax. Pour in a capful or two of fragrance oil and mix with hot wax. Pour the mixture into your camp mug and let dry a few hours.

Once the wax is solidified, cut the wick.

Photo and inspiration via PoppyTalk