While scrolling through
Pinterest the other day I saw the cutest home decor idea made from coffee beans and a candle. The Pin promised that if you put coffee beans into a jar and stuck a candle into it, as the candle burned the beans would heat up and release the glorious sent of COFFEE!!!! Being a huge fan of coffee I had to try it.
I gathered my supplies…
I put it all together and lit the candles…
Then I waited.
After the candles were burning for almost two hours I had yet to smell coffee. I did however notice that the wax from the candles had started to run down into the coffee beans.
I was a bit disappointed in the results. I still think that this is a clever idea for home decor. That being said, if I were to do this again I would use a tea light candle instead of a votive to prevent wax from leaking all over the coffee beans.
If you do use a votive candle be sure that you do not leave it unattended. I noticed that after the wax had melted down and the flame could reach the coffee beans, they caught ON FIRE!