These Latte Candles Are So Beautiful, You Almost Won’t Want To Burn Them


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A big trend I’ve seen going around lately is turning candles into pieces of art. They’re so pretty, you practically don’t want to burn them.

I always thought making one of these candles would take a ton of precision and skill, but believe it or not, a lot of them are pretty easy to do at home. One of the easiest is a latte candle.


A latte candle is super easy to make, smells delicious, and can be used as a decoration just as much as it can be used as a delicious-smelling candle.

Here’s what you need:

  • Soy Wax
  • Candle Dyes Or Crayons For Coloring
  • Candle Scent(s)
  • Microwave/Heat Safe Drinking Glass
  • Candle Wick
  • Whisk
  • Piping Bag
  • Scissors
  • Multiple Bowls
  • Hot Glue
  • Something To Hold The Wick In Place
  • Straw (to use as a mold for the green wax)
  • Label (optional)

Melt your wax and separate them into different bowls for different colors: white for whipped cream, caramel for drizzle, brown for coffee. If you want to do tea or something instead, choose other colors.

Add your scent(s) of choice into the wax. Glue your wick down in the heat safe glass. Pour your coffee/tea shade of wax carefully into it. Use something to hold the wick in the center, like a popsicle stick.

Let the coffee layer dry. Take your white wax and whip it with the whisk until it resembles whipped cream. Put it in a piping bag, and put it on top of the coffee layer. Make sure The wick is still sticking out!

Drizzle some caramel-colored wax to look like sauce if you’d like.

Using the straw as a mold, pour in some green wax and let it dry. Cut away part of the straw and push the wax out of the mold. Put it in the whipped cream layer, sticking out like a straw.

Add a label if you’d like, trim the wick, and you’re done!

What kind of drink candle are you going to make?