Make Candles + Wine Tasting at Taste

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Event Category

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 Jess 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. She'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 onsite. 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, you'll also sample wines and cheese courtesy of Taste! 

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.)

Minimum age

All ages welcome

What's Provided

All necessary materials are provided, along with wine and cheese!

Cancellation Policy


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.

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