Make Soy Candles and Drink Cocktails

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Event Overview

Transform your favorite mug into an adorable soy candle in an interactive candle-making class, which teaches you everything you need to know to make soy candles. The session is led by experienced candle-maker Jess Snively, creator of Milton and Margie’s Soy Wax Candles. She started her business in 2008 selling candles at local craft fairs. Today, you can find her candles at major retailers such as Target and in boutiques throughout the nation. 

Throughout the process, you’ll learn the nuances of scent theory (complete with a take-home guide) and you will create your own signature fragrance from a blend of scented soy-based oils. Jess supplies eclectic oils with options ranging from floral (e.g., Lavender and Juniper) to natural (e.g., Cedar and Eucalyptus) and sweet (e.g., Buttercream and Fudge Brownie) to rugged (e.g., Leather). 

All the supplies are provided, including wax and fragrance oils. You can bring your own container or purchase one on-site. You’ll get 1 lb. of wax, and depending on the size of your container(s), you’ll leave with 1–2 completed candles. (For reference, 16 oz. will perfectly fill a container the size of a standard can of veggies.)


Jess has poured candles in nearly everything that can be described as a “container”—quirkier finds have included a glass cowboy boot, vintage egg cup, honey bear jar, and mug that says “He ain’t heavy, he’s my brother”—so feel free to go on a thrift-shopping spree before class. 


To help fuel your creative process, the cocktails will be flowing freely! 

What to Bring

Bring your own containers or buy one onsite.

What's Provided

I'll provide all the materials for making the candles and have a small selection of containers that you can purchase for $2 each. And, of course, I'll bring the cocktails!

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Jess Snively

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Jessica Snively is the hand-maker behind Chicago-based candle company, Milton and Margie's Soy Wax Candles. She started her crafty business in 2008, but has been obsessively crafting since childhood. The Minnesota native loves all things DIY and hanging out with her many pets.

EXPERIENCE REVIEWS

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    Abby G.
    Reviewed on 01/08/17

    Came with friends and had a blast. Creating the fragrance for the candle was really fun and we learned a lot.

    Came with friends and had a blast. Creating the fragrance for the candle was really fun and we learned a lot.

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    Janine M.
    Reviewed on 01/09/17

    This is the second time I've taken this class because I love it so much! Wonderful teacher, really informative, and I appreciated learning the science behind pairing scents to put in candles. Love the little store the class is in, and the adult beverages during the class were a really nice touch. Would definitely take it again!

    This is the second time I've taken this class because I love it so much! Wonderful teacher, really informative, and I appreciated learning the science behind pairing scents to put in candles. Love the little store the class is in, and the adult beverages during the class were a really nice touch. Would definitely take it again!

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    Ambreen K.
    Reviewed on 01/15/17

    I had a great time making candles. The technique was well-taught and I learnt a lot in addition to having fun! The hot toddies were such a pleasant touch. I loved it!

    I had a great time making candles. The technique was well-taught and I learnt a lot in addition to having fun! The hot toddies were such a pleasant touch. I loved it!

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    Bobbi N.
    Reviewed on 01/21/17

    So much fun and super inspiring!

    So much fun and super inspiring!

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    Audra S.
    Reviewed on 01/22/17

    I had great time! The instructor was energetic, nice and enthusiastic. She explained and answered every question. The people were all very nice also. I would definitely recommend taking this class as well as doing it again myself. I love my candle!

    I had great time! The instructor was energetic, nice and enthusiastic. She explained and answered every question. The people were all very nice also. I would definitely recommend taking this class as well as doing it again myself. I love my candle!

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    Vanessa B.
    Reviewed on 01/27/17

    I really liked this class and came away with two beautiful candles. Lots f good info given and I feel confident making my own candles at home now with this new information.

    I really liked this class and came away with two beautiful candles. Lots f good info given and I feel confident making my own candles at home now with this new information.

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    Jenna D.
    Reviewed on 01/29/17

    Really great class. Jess is awesome and was very helpful and willing to answer any and all questions. Hot toddys were also a plus. Love the candles we made

    Really great class. Jess is awesome and was very helpful and willing to answer any and all questions. Hot toddys were also a plus. Love the candles we made

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    Lisa J.
    Reviewed on 01/30/17

    We had a great experience making soy candles and drinking hot toddies with Jess! Paperish Mess was an awesome location for the class - we all left with little trinkets from the store (10% off for class attendees!). The class itself was fun. We learned about soy wax and the benefits to burning soy candles vs. other types of wax. We loved picking the oils and mixing them to create our own signature scents!

    We had a great experience making soy candles and drinking hot toddies with Jess! Paperish Mess was an awesome location for the class - we all left with little trinkets from the store (10% off for class attendees!). The class itself was fun. We learned about soy wax and the benefits to burning soy candles vs. other types of wax. We loved picking the oils and mixing them to create our own signature scents!

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    Judith W.
    Reviewed on 02/01/17

    Learned about soy candle making and definitely enjoyed the hot toddies!!
    I enjoyed Jessica's energy as she guided us during the candle making process.
    Would take this class again and bring a friend!!!

    Learned about soy candle making and definitely enjoyed the hot toddies!!
    I enjoyed Jessica's energy as she guided us during the candle making process.
    Would take this class again and bring a friend!!!

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    Tina M.
    Reviewed on 02/05/17

    I wasn't sure if I'd enjoy this class since I'm not very good at crafty things, but I ended up having a lot of fun. The candles were very easy to make with step by step instructions given. There's a big variety of scents to choose from so your candle can smell however you want. Mine turned out looking beautiful and the hot toddies were a nice complement to the class. Highly recommend.

    I wasn't sure if I'd enjoy this class since I'm not very good at crafty things, but I ended up having a lot of fun. The candles were very easy to make with step by step instructions given. There's a big variety of scents to choose from so your candle can smell however you want. Mine turned out looking beautiful and the hot toddies were a nice complement to the class. Highly recommend.

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    Jackie M.
    Reviewed on 02/06/17

    I highly recommend taking this candle-making course with Jessica! The class was fun and relaxing. You also learn how easy it is to make a candle. Jessica provides a wide array of scents for you to choose from and clearly explains each step of candle making. She also makes really good hot toddy drinks. The Paperish Mess store is really cool and I ended up buying a few things. FYI -- if you are one of the students, you get 10% off your Paperish Mess purchase. Great class!!

    I highly recommend taking this candle-making course with Jessica! The class was fun and relaxing. You also learn how easy it is to make a candle. Jessica provides a wide array of scents for you to choose from and clearly explains each step of candle making. She also makes really good hot toddy drinks. The Paperish Mess store is really cool and I ended up buying a few things. FYI -- if you are one of the students, you get 10% off your Paperish Mess purchase. Great class!!

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    Alyxandra W.
    Reviewed on 02/26/17

    I purchased this class for my mom and I to take as part of a retirement gift for her. We both really enjoyed the class and the instructor, Jess. And our candles smell amazing!

    I purchased this class for my mom and I to take as part of a retirement gift for her. We both really enjoyed the class and the instructor, Jess. And our candles smell amazing!

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    Jenna H.
    Reviewed on 03/29/17

    This class was so much fun and very informative. I would highly recommend taking it if you are interested. The teacher was very knowledgeable, helpful, and super sweet.

    This class was so much fun and very informative. I would highly recommend taking it if you are interested. The teacher was very knowledgeable, helpful, and super sweet.

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    Kayla H.
    Reviewed on 04/16/17

    Very fun and informative class! Cozy location, good hot toddies, and good instruction.

    Very fun and informative class! Cozy location, good hot toddies, and good instruction.

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    Alexandra G.
    Reviewed on 12/18/17

    Nice class - pretty straightforward. The teacher was very positive and enthusiastic. I just wish we could've left with more than one candle :)

    Nice class - pretty straightforward. The teacher was very positive and enthusiastic. I just wish we could've left with more than one candle :)

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    Ashley J.
    Reviewed on 01/14/18

    This class was so much fun! We were given paper handouts of fragrance theory and she was super knowledgeable about what makes a good scent. Would definitely recommend this class. I made 3 small candles.

    This class was so much fun! We were given paper handouts of fragrance theory and she was super knowledgeable about what makes a good scent. Would definitely recommend this class. I made 3 small candles.

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    Emily S.
    Reviewed on 02/17/18

    This was our second time taking the candle class and it was still just as much fun! My friend and I wanted to review the process to create candles on our own at home and went back to Jess's class because it was so helpful the first time. I walked out of there with two nice smelling candles and the feeling that I could branch out on my own. Great class.

    This was our second time taking the candle class and it was still just as much fun! My friend and I wanted to review the process to create candles on our own at home and went back to Jess's class because it was so helpful the first time. I walked out of there with two nice smelling candles and the feeling that I could branch out on my own. Great class.

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    Alexandra W.
    Reviewed on 02/18/18

    Excellent class! Very informative, great atmosphere, and I love the resulting candles. Will definitely be doing this again in the future!

    Excellent class! Very informative, great atmosphere, and I love the resulting candles. Will definitely be doing this again in the future!

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    Karen T.
    Reviewed on 04/29/18

    I really enjoyed this class with Jess! She's a great teacher! I received a basic understanding of how to make a soy candle, and then created a custom scent for a candle from a ridiculous amount of fragrance choices...... Amazing!! This is a great class; I walked away feeling like I learned a lot; but also with a new appreciation for soy candles/local creations.

    I really enjoyed this class with Jess! She's a great teacher! I received a basic understanding of how to make a soy candle, and then created a custom scent for a candle from a ridiculous amount of fragrance choices...... Amazing!! This is a great class; I walked away feeling like I learned a lot; but also with a new appreciation for soy candles/local creations.

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    Kathleen M.
    Reviewed on 04/30/18

    My friend/coworker suggested we take this class as something unique for us to do on a Saturday afternoon. It was a great way to spend the day! We brought our own canister for the completed candles but otherwise everything was provided to us. I was a little uncertain going into the class if it would be messy, overwhelming, and how I would come up with my own signature scent but we received exactly the right amount of instruction and guidance for what we needed. The margaritas provided were also delicious.

    My friend/coworker suggested we take this class as something unique for us to do on a Saturday afternoon. It was a great way to spend the day! We brought our own canister for the completed candles but otherwise everything was provided to us. I was a little uncertain going into the class if it would be messy, overwhelming, and how I would come up with my own signature scent but we received exactly the right amount of instruction and guidance for what we needed. The margaritas provided were also delicious.

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    Caroline P.
    Reviewed on 06/25/18

    Great class! It was a perfect middle of the afternoon treat to hang out and make candles. Jess is super friendly and willing to answer any questions. I learned a lot about scent theory, and I was delighted by my end product! The margaritas Jess made rounded out the whole experience!

    Great class! It was a perfect middle of the afternoon treat to hang out and make candles. Jess is super friendly and willing to answer any questions. I learned a lot about scent theory, and I was delighted by my end product! The margaritas Jess made rounded out the whole experience!

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