Make Soy Candles and Drink Cocktails

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5.0 | 6 reviews

ABOUT THIS EVENT
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Arts & DIY

Event Overview

Transform your favorite mug into an adorable soy wax candle in an interactive candle-making class. The class, led by Chicago candle-maker Jessica Snively, creator of Milton and Margie’s Soy Wax Candles, teaches you everything you need to know to make a soy wax candle in a reused or vintage container. 

She’s 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. 

Throughout the process, you’ll create your own signature fragrance from a blend of scented soy-based oils. I’ll supply a bunch of eclectic oils with options 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. of wax will fill a container approximately the size of a standard can of veggies.)


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

What to Bring

Bring your own container(s) for the 16 oz. of wax or buy one onsite. (For reference, 16 oz. of wax will fill a container approximately the size of a standard can of veggies.)

What's Provided

I will bring all necessary materials including 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.

STUDENT REVIEWS

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    Joy B.
    Reviewed on 12/10/17

    I had so much fun! There were so many scents to choose from and blend! I made 3 little Christmas presents and was very please with the results. I attended the class at Eye Spy Optical and we tried on glass frames while the wax was cooling - some were even purchased!

    I had so much fun! There were so many scents to choose from and blend! I made 3 little Christmas presents and was very please with the results. I attended the class at Eye Spy Optical and we tried on glass frames while the wax was cooling - some were even purchased!

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    Micheli J.
    Reviewed on 11/27/17

    Such a fun class! The teacher Jess, is very helpful and knowledgeable.

    Such a fun class! The teacher Jess, is very helpful and knowledgeable.

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    Abby B.
    Reviewed on 10/01/17

    The instructor Jess was so sweet and very personable! I've taken candle making classes before, but this one focused on creating your own signature fragrance. And I love that I was able to repurpose an old glass I had to create my custom candle. I highly recommend this class!

    The instructor Jess was so sweet and very personable! I've taken candle making classes before, but this one focused on creating your own signature fragrance. And I love that I was able to repurpose an old glass I had to create my custom candle. I highly recommend this class!

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    Samantha M.
    Reviewed on 10/01/17

    I turned this in to a date night with my boyfriend (and yes, he was the only guy there) and we had a great time! The teacher, Jess, was very sweet and knowledgeable and you could tell she was passionate about what she was teaching! Being able to mix and match different oils to create a unique scent was fantastic. I honestly can't say enough great things about this class! Oh, and the cocktails were good too ;)

    I turned this in to a date night with my boyfriend (and yes, he was the only guy there) and we had a great time! The teacher, Jess, was very sweet and knowledgeable and you could tell she was passionate about what she was teaching! Being able to mix and match different oils to create a unique scent was fantastic. I honestly can't say enough great things about this class! Oh, and the cocktails were good too ;)

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    Jay O.
    Reviewed on 04/09/17

    This class was an absolute blast! From the aesthetics of pouring wax to the art + science of scent creation to the plentiful cocktails, a great time was had by all. Jess is a thoroughly fun and knowledgeable teacher. Real talk? If you aren't taking a date to this class You. Are. Messing. Up.

    This class was an absolute blast! From the aesthetics of pouring wax to the art + science of scent creation to the plentiful cocktails, a great time was had by all. Jess is a thoroughly fun and knowledgeable teacher. Real talk? If you aren't taking a date to this class You. Are. Messing. Up.

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    Lauren W.
    Reviewed on 04/08/17

    This was a great way to unwind after a long week! The instructor is super fun and provided us with delicious cocktails in addition to some helpful tips about candlemaking. Because making the candles is a low key craft, this would be a great class to catch up with a friend (even though I came by myself and had a great time!).

    This was a great way to unwind after a long week! The instructor is super fun and provided us with delicious cocktails in addition to some helpful tips about candlemaking. Because making the candles is a low key craft, this would be a great class to catch up with a friend (even though I came by myself and had a great time!).

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