Thursday, March 14, 2013

SPD: Vanilla Coffee Candle

Happy Thursday, peeps! Today is the day of guest posts! As always, we have your fav guest blogger, Amanda, here to bring you Saw it. Pinned it. Did it! But, yours truly is also guest posting over at Life and Lemons!

Kenzie was nice enough to let me talk about how creepy the internet can be sometimes! So, your instructions for today are to 1) read Amanda's SPD post below (obvs.) and then 2) go check out my post at L&L here!!


Saw It. Pinned It. Did It.

Hi there, lovelies! In case you missed last week’s post, I am now blogging from the beautiful Columbia, SC! That’s where I call home now and it is still awesome. My boyfriend, Kyle, finally made it to town (Yay!!) and the transition continues to go incredibly smooth!

I have more things to share with you on fun Pinterest inspired projects I’ve done around our apartment! I’ve had to strike a delicate balance of doing things I want but making sure they aren’t super girly so that it fits both mine and Kyle’s taste.

Vanilla Coffee Candle

I saw this idea that was originally designed for wedding centerpieces but it is definitely applicable to the home. I went to Hobby Lobby (can I get an amen to this being one of the best stores ever?) and bought the following items:

-       Square Glass Container (HL was having a glass sale so they were 50% off – about $2.00/each)
-       Ribbon ($2.99)
-       Vanilla Tea Candles ($.99)

Then I went and picked up a bag of coffee beans from the grocery store. Add a hot glue gun and you have everything you need!

Take the ribbon and glue it around the glass container. You have some creative freedom here on how you want to do this; how many times you wrap it around, bow in the front, etc.

Once that’s dry, fill the container with the coffee beans, wedge the candle in the center and voila!

I love this simple craft! It currently sits in the middle of our kitchen table and has a subtle coffee/vanilla smell that doesn’t overwhelm you. I also made two additional candles with glass gems/stones instead of coffee to use in the master and guest bedrooms, more for decorative purposes.

I saw the original pin here:

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Happy Pinning!

P.S. Anyone else excited for the biggest weekend of the year next week? Opening weekend of March Madness – duh. Go Cats.


  1. So clever! & it turned out cute!

  2. That is such a cute idea!
    Thank you so much for guest posting for me today!!


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