Anyone who knows me will tell you that I am a tried and true coffee addict. I love the taste and the smell of coffee. So, when I came across this idea for making a DIY coffee candle, I, of course, had to try it out.
How To Make A Coffee Candle With Coffee Beans
This coffee scented candle is so simple to make. It's perfect for home décor, and the smell is fantastic. And, you don't need a lot of materials or tools to do this one. Just:
- A Pillar Candle
- A Hot Glue Gun
- Coffee Beans
How Do You Make Scented Coffee Candles?
I was thinking that making a homemade candle and adding coffee extract would be one way to fill your home with the aroma of coffee. To make this DIY coffee bean candle, you don't have to make the candle from scratch.
The coffee beans have a pleasant scent and will provide you with the smell of coffee for weeks. If you do decide to make the pillar candle yourself, alternate coffee beans or coffee grounds with your wax when you are forming the candle.
Are Coffee Beans Flammable?
I worried that maybe putting coffee beans on a candle wasn’t safe. However, everything that I have seen assures me that coffee beans are in fact, safe to use on candles – inside the candle or on the outside like we’ll do here with this project.
What Are Some Other DIY Candles You Can Make?
I'm so glad you asked! Candle making is one of my favorite hobbies, and there are so many different candles that you can DIY. I have shared these 15 candles you can DIY. These can all be done for under $1.
There are also some great tutorials on making Christmas candles out of wine glasses and making your own personalized teacup candle. If you have a favorite DIY candle project, I would love to hear about it!
How To Make This DIY Coffee Candle
If you love the smell of coffee and you want a unique candle to decorate your home, this DIY coffee candle is perfect. It's a super easy project that only needs three things, and these coffee bean candles make beautiful gifts for Mother's Day, birthdays or any other special occasion.
Prep Time: 5 Minutes
Actual Time: 30 Minutes
Total Time: 35 Minutes
- Large Pillar Candle
- Coffee Beans
- Hot Glue Gun
1. Gather your supplies. You can get these big pillar candles at the Dollar Store for just a dollar or two. Coffee beans can be purchased at any major grocery store or on Amazon. I used a dark, strong roast bean for a stronger scent, but you can use whatever you prefer.
2. Note that you don’t need an entire bag of coffee beans for this project. So, you’ll have plenty left over to make a few pots of aromatic coffee to enjoy while you’re burning your new candle!
3. It’s going to be difficult to actually glue the coffee beans onto the candle. While I do use a hot glue gun for this project, it’s more of a way to melt the candle. The melted wax holds the coffee beans perfectly in place.
4. Start at the bottom of your candle. Add just a bit of hot glue and then stick a coffee bean on.
5. You want to push the coffee bean slightly into the candle – the hot glue will melt the wax just enough to do this.
6. Hold the bean just a second or two until you make sure that it's stuck well onto the candle.
7. Now, you will repeat this process until you go all of the way around the candle.
8. Then, repeat in another row and go up the candle until you get about halfway – or cover the entire candle if you want. This is your project!
9. Take care that you don't melt too much of the candle to set the bean. Just a tiny drop of hot glue will be enough heat to melt the wax. Also, be sure that you don't push the bean too far into the candle. You want it to be visible when you are finished and not hidden in the wax.
10. Enjoy your new candle! Your finished DIY coffee bean candle should resemble this one:
What are some other DIY coffee projects that you have done?