DIY Spruced Up Candle

It’s October folks. Hard to believe, isn’t it? It is my favorite time of the year! Why? Several major holidays (including my birthday) are in the next few months and I adore making ALL my Christmas presents. I also make desserts for our big Thanksgiving linner (lunch and dinner, get it?) and ALL of our Christmas parties. It truly is the most wonderful time of the year from October to December!

That was my warning that it’s about to look like Christmas on my blog. This will be your spot for cute DIY gifts, holiday decor, and delicious desserts for all your festivities.

This project was inspired by, well, about every other thing on Pinterest right now. If you’ve ready any of my other posts, I tend to be quite frugal. This is no exception. Gifts are a great time to repurpose things around your house especially your jars! It’s also a great time to buy those fall scented candles to save for gifts at Christmas or as a hostess gift at Thanksgiving (if you’re going to someone else’s house).

DIY SPRUCED UP CANDLE

You will need: several jars or candles, glass beads from the craft store floral section, hot glue and hot glue gun, and about 30 minutes.

I started with the jar that was empty first. You’ll want to start at the very bottom of the jar, making sure that it is sitting flat against the table. This way none of you beads will make the jar sit crooked. Using about a pea size dab of hot glue, space the beads so that you don’t have any awkward spaces from where you started to where you ended your first time around the jar.

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I kept debating if I wanted the lid to stay or not, but when I realized that the beads weren’t going to fit just right i decided to take the lid off. It actually looks a lot better than I planned! When I was done gluing I dropped a tea light in.

DIY SPRUCED UP CANDLE (12)

An alternative to the jar would be a store bought candle, like this one.

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It’s obviously not the cutest thing ever. So, like I did above, I hot glued those glass beads to the jar of the candle.

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DIY SPRUCED UP CANDLE (11)

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