Make a Beer Candle
Okay, okay - I know that this
is NOT the best looking beer candle. The good news? We sold all the
rest of them. :)
Choose a sturdy beer mug and
mount your wick in the bottom with a wick sticky. Lay a popsicle stick
or piece of coathanger across the top. Center your wick and clip it to
Melt your gel and add gold
dye to it until you achieve the shade you want. Remember, the gel is
going to cool lighter than it looks when you are adding the dye.
Pour the gold dye 3/4 of the
way to the top of the candle. Allow your candle to cool.
Melt a small amount of gel in
a clean pot. Add white dye - lots of it - until you get a good, thick
white color. Once you have done that, pour your hot gel into a sturdy
mixing bowl. Whip it with a fork until you get it good and foamy
looking. Pour the white gel into the top of the candle and allow to
run over the sides slightly just like the head on a real beer.
I trimmed this one because of
the difficulty in packaging when you have all the drippings on the
glass, but if you can leave them, it makes an effect that is simply
stunning! How do I really know? I almost got into real trouble for
having an open beverage until the officer got right up to me and I
turned it upside down.