8 Cool DIY Candles You Can Make Yourself

The best part of fall is lighting some candles and snuggling up inside with a warm cup of tea. You can find all kinds of candles in the stores this time of year, but if you want to add a truly cozy touch to your abode, consider making any of these 8 personalized candles that will truly light up your home.

1. Mandarin Orange Candles

Winter is on the way and that means it's time to enjoy some delicious mandarin oranges. This vitamin-rich citrus fruit makes a healthy snack and now you can make even more use of it with this very simple trick that  transforms the peel into a cute little candle. Learn more here.

2. Fall Leaf Lanterns

With the evenings getting longer, there's nothing better than snuggling up under a duvet on the couch and watching your favorite TV show. As you spend more time inside, it makes sense to create the perfect autumnal atmosphere in your own home, so here's a neat DIY idea that'll add a cozy and seasonal touch to your living room! Learn more here.

3. Photograph Candles

If you're looking for the perfect homemade present, this could be just the thing! In a few simple steps, you can turn a normal candle into something truly special. There's no better way to show that special someone how much you care. Learn more here.

4. Concrete Dragon Egg Candles

These beautiful dragon eggs are impressive, not just because of their size but also because of the enticing golden shimmer that shines out from the inside. But be careful not to examine them too closely, let you get burned by the fire-breathing dragon! Learn more here.

5. Crayon Candles

Anyone with kids has crayons lying around. It's as sure a thing as the sun rising in the morning. They can be lovely and fun, but they break easily, it's hard to sharpen them, and eventually they're too small even for the children's hands to grasp. All the better for you to make these gorgeous candles! Learn more here.

6. Twig Lanterns

When a stiff breeze picks up and starts to shake the trees all over the place, it's time to get inside! But before you retreat to the warmth of your home, you should pick up a few fallen branches and twigs first so you can add a rustic touch to your living room! Learn more here.

7. Candle Lampshades

It's sometimes best to keep things simple. As you'll see, you can put long-forgotten arts and crafts projects from your childhood to good use and add some stylish touches to your home. With this DIY project, you can make your very own homemade lampshades in no time! Learn more here.

8. Magical Dragon Candles

It's hard to resist a hollow chocolate egg filled with toys! Now you can make your own surprise egg, but instead of chocolate and a toy, you'll get a candle and a dragon. This is definitely the grown-up version of your favorite childhood treat, and you'll love watching the dragon egg "hatch" as the DIY candle burns down and out pops your new baby dragon. Learn more here.

Light up your own home with these beautiful candles or give them out to your friends as the perfect personalized gift!


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