Though, the set up didn't have as strong as smell as I thought it would, I still loved the way it looked and have been burning it ever since.
During nap yesterday, I had everything checked off my "to do" list for the day and decided to sit down and finish book two of the Hunger Games series. The ac was off, the windows were open, and I lit all the candles in the house to get that Fall smell. I was going to enjoy our first fall afternoon.
Fast forward a couple of hours and while I'm fixing dinner, I keep smelling something burning. Naturally, I keep thinking its something I'm cooking though I can't figure out what it is. A few pieces of food had fell next to the gas burners when I was pouring them into the pot, so I kept telling myself that was it even though they didn't look to be burning too bad.
We get through dinner and I start to clean up while David and Olivia go off to play. While cleaning up Olivia's seat at the table, I look up to notice that my coffee candle is engulfed in flames and the entire mantle was minutes from being engulfed in flames too.
I screamed for David and of course, he came in to save the day and was able to get it blown out with only a few ashes and sparks on his face. Thank goodness he wears glasses.
He wasn't too happy with me and my coffee candle at that moment.
Evidently, coffee beans don't melt....they catch fire.
I just feel I should let y'all know. Consider it a PSA.
If you try the coffee candle idea from pinterest, don't let the candle burn too close to the coffee beans.
You've been warned.
I've personally been banned from any coffee candles in the near future.