DIY Unique Container Candles

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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 pick 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.)


Tickets include cocktails, snacks, and 10% off any purchases at Neighborly the day of the workshop.

What to Bring

Bring your own container(s) for the 16 oz. of wax or pick 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!

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Location
Neighborly
1909 W Division St,
Chicago , IL , 60622

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Jess Snively

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Jess Snively is the hand-maker behind Chicago-based candle company, Milton and Margie's Soy Wax Candles. She started her business in 2008, and has since been featured in major retailers such as Target and boutiques throughout the nation. The Minnesota native loves all things DIY and hanging out with her many pets.

EXPERIENCE REVIEWS

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    Anna C.
    Reviewed on 02/13/19

    Jess is great! Making candles was so much easier than I expected - and you are provided with all the scents you could ever want to make it the way you want it!

    Jess is great! Making candles was so much easier than I expected - and you are provided with all the scents you could ever want to make it the way you want it!

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    Maricar T.
    Reviewed on 02/10/19

    The overall experience was friendly and fun! Great way to escape the Chicago cold...and also a great way to get out of the house! The process of creating the candle was explained at the beginning. After, it was time to disperse and get to creating. Thankfully the instructor would make rounds to make sure everyone was doing alright. Any questions that sprang up were answered accordingly. Glad to have learned about scents during this Dabble experience. I recommend it for any age group!

    The overall experience was friendly and fun! Great way to escape the Chicago cold...and also a great way to get out of the house! The process of creating the candle was explained at the beginning. After, it was time to disperse and get to creating. Thankfully the instructor would make rounds to make sure everyone was doing alright. Any questions that sprang up were answered accordingly. Glad to have learned about scents during this Dabble experience. I recommend it for any age group!

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    Katie T.
    Reviewed on 01/19/19

    There were 5 students in our candle-making class, very fun group and fun instructor! Step by step informative and educational experience on the process of candle-making! Will definitely do this again with my friends!

    There were 5 students in our candle-making class, very fun group and fun instructor! Step by step informative and educational experience on the process of candle-making! Will definitely do this again with my friends!

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    Erin D.
    Reviewed on 11/10/18

    What a fun way to spend an evening with friends! Making your scent profile for the candles and melting the wax yourself was super fun. The host was fantastic and very knowledgeable about all things candles and was very easy to talk to!

    What a fun way to spend an evening with friends! Making your scent profile for the candles and melting the wax yourself was super fun. The host was fantastic and very knowledgeable about all things candles and was very easy to talk to!

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    Ana Alicia A.
    Reviewed on 11/07/18

    Jess is knowledgeable, encouraging, and awesome! This class was so inspiring. It is great to create something that I use so often in my own home. I also learned a lot about the different kinds of wax used in candles. Jess makes the class simple and fun. Plus, you get to create your signature scent!

    Jess is knowledgeable, encouraging, and awesome! This class was so inspiring. It is great to create something that I use so often in my own home. I also learned a lot about the different kinds of wax used in candles. Jess makes the class simple and fun. Plus, you get to create your signature scent!

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    Lauren P.
    Reviewed on 07/11/18

    Loved Jess' candle-making class. So much fun and super informative! Hope to sign up again soon!

    Loved Jess' candle-making class. So much fun and super informative! Hope to sign up again soon!

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    Samantha S.
    Reviewed on 07/11/18

    The class was very easy and fun! A few of us in the class became interested in continuing to making our own candles and had many questions for Jess. She was very open and willing to answer all of our questions! There were tons of oil options to create our own scents and helpful guides to explain how to best mix smells. So glad I took the class!

    The class was very easy and fun! A few of us in the class became interested in continuing to making our own candles and had many questions for Jess. She was very open and willing to answer all of our questions! There were tons of oil options to create our own scents and helpful guides to explain how to best mix smells. So glad I took the class!

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