Make A Holiday Mug Candle Fill your bigger sauce pan half way with water and put it on the stove to boil. Place your smaller pot into the bigger pot. Pour 1pound of wax pellets into the smaller pot and stir until the wax is completely melted. Dip the bottom of your wick into the melted wax and press it to the inside of your mug. Put 10-15 drops of your fragrance oil in the melted wax. Pour the melted wax into the mug. Place your wick between 2 pencils and let sit for at least 6 hours. Cut the wick to your desired length.