Saturday, March 13, 2021

DIY Faux Milk

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A couple of weeks ago when I shared my baking prop post, I mentioned that I wanted to make a fake measuring glass full of milk too.  Then when I was looking through my collection of drafts I realized that I had already prepared a post with this faux glass of milk for a milk and cookie display.  So it's not a measuring glass exactly, but I can still share with you how it's done!  
Check it out:


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For this project I used a .25 thrift store glass and a Dollar Tree paper straw and emergency candle.  Sometimes called prayer candles, these are awesome in size and the glass containers can be decorated or reused.  They aren't labeled as scented but do have a slightly fresh scent to them.

(You can click here if you want to browse Dollar Tree's online selection of goods)

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Using a pot of boiling water on the stove top, I placed the candle inside the water and watched until the wax was fully melted.  Never doing this before I wasn't sure if the glass would crack or if the wax would overflow.  Neither happened, in fact, once melted the candle wax only took up half of the space is did when dry.  I think air is somehow added to the density of the wax in order to fill the space of the glass with a smaller amount.  I want to caution you that just because this worked for me in this way does not mean that every candle/glass jar is of the same properties.  Please use care when melting wax or heating glass to avoid burns or broken glass! 😉

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I then carefully poured my melted wax into my glass, making sure not to splash around on the sides.  This photo shows the entire amount of candle wax being used for one glass due to the wax melting down to a smaller volume.  You'll want to take that into consideration when deciding how many candles (of this type) to purchase for your projects.

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As soon as the wax began to cool, but before forming a skin at the surface, I placed my straw inside at an angle...

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...and then let the wax completely dry.  

You can't tell from the photo, but the wax dried with a small depression in center.  In don't know if this is because of the straw or if wax just does that.  Anybody who has candle making experience, let me know!

Want to make some decorative cookies to go along with your faux milk?
Check out this post.


I hope you enjoyed this how-to post, thanks for stopping by!


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  1. Jennifer, you're quite the Faux star !! Girl, you are just too good with these props. I absolutely love your creations.
    Thank you for sharing your post with us at Meraki Link Party. Delighted you could join us. Looking forward to seeing you again.
    Much love

  2. When I get dents, holes, or cracks in the top of a handmade candle, I heat the top with a hair dryer to melt the wax a bit. It usually hardens flat after that. You're my featured pick for my Friday Favorites Linky Party. I can't wait to see what you have in for us this Week!

    1. Thank you for the wax tip, I'll have to try it out! And thank you so much for the feature, can't wait to join this week's party!