Coffee Scented Candle DIY Gift ~ This is a fun and fragrant gift made with whole coffee beans and a coffee scented candle. It is a great gift for all of the coffee lovers!
I love the taste and the fragrance of coffee! I remember when I was pregnant and not eating or drinking anything with caffeine I used to pour a cup of black coffee and hold it in my hand to just take in the aroma. Maybe that’s why I’m quite excited about this coffee scented candle DIY gift that I am sharing with you today.
It’s nearing Christmas time and I like to make a handmade gift every year. I like to make a special gift because it’s a lot of fun to come up with the design and idea, shop for the supplies and create the project. It’s also really nice to give a unique one-of-a-kind gift.
In this DIY gift the coffee scent doesn’t come from the candle but rather it comes from real coffee beans. I bought hazelnut vanilla flavoured coffee at Costco. It is so aromatic. I also think the rich dark brown colour looks really pretty at the bottom of the cylinder vase.
The candle is scented too! I originally wanted to use a vanilla scented pillar candle but came across this cookie scented version. I really liked the colour of the candle and I thought it would be a fun connection to have the coffee and cookie scents work together!
In keeping with the brown tones of the coffee and the candle I chose to use a pretty burlap ribbon and a brown coloured tag. The white rope is a new product I came across at Michaels. It’s rope made from paper! It wasn’t too expensive and it was really easy to work with.
What I really like about this coffee scented candle DIY gift is that it’s a quick and fast project to put together. It’s hard to give you the final cost because it will depend on whether you are able to find your items at the dollar store, what you were able to get on sale and what you were able to use in your stash. In my case I was able to get the candles on sale, the burlap ribbon for half price but paid full price for the brown satin ribbon and the cylinder vases. I am making seven of these coffee scented candles this year to give away as gifts to friends and co-workers.
I think the presentation of a gift or in other words how it is wrapped is just as important as the gift itself. This coffee scented candle presented a bit of a gift wrapping issue because the coffee beans are loose at the bottom of the cylinder vase. I wanted a way to wrap it so everything stayed in tact. I also didn’t want to spend a lot of money. My solution was to cut up plastic dry cleaning bags! My husband gets his dress shirts dry cleaned every week so we end up with a lot of the bags in the house. I never throw them out because there are several ways they can be repurposed. I share some of my my repurposing ideas in Organizing Plastic Dry Cleaning Bags. The brown satin bow finishes off the gift quite nicely!
Materials For Coffee Scented Candle DIY Gift
- clear glass cylinder vase
- burlap ribbon
- transparent tape
- needle and thread
- jute string or white paper string
- brown tags
- black fine marker
- about 2 cups flavoured coffee beans
- scented candle (cookie or vanilla fragrance)
- plastic dry cleaning bag
- jute string
- chocolate brown satin ribbon
Instructions For Coffee Scented Candle DIY Gift
Secure the burlap ribbon around the middle of the cylinder vase. I taped one end to the vase so it would not move. I attached the outer end with a couple of stitches using matching coloured thread. This secures the burlap ribbon quite nicely.
Label the tag identifying the flavours of the candle. Attach the label to the string and tie the string around the burlap ribbon. Tie the string into a bow and trim the ends if necessary to give it a nice finished look.
Pour the coffee into the cylinder vase and place the pillar candle firmly and centered on top.
Cut open a plastic dry cleaning bag so it is one layer and trim off the the ripped and marked sides. Wrap the candle in the plastic and secure the top ends with the jute or paper string. I chose to use some jute that I had. Trim the excess plastic wrapping. Tie a brown satin ribbon around the top to give it a finished look.
I have to admit I love the look of this coffee scented candle with its earthy brown tones. What I even love more is how it smells. I even made one for myself so I can enjoy its fragrance!
I am making this Coffee Scented Candle DIY Gift for Christmas presents but it also makes a fabulous for other occasions and special times too… Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Teacher Appreciation, hostess gifts or a just because gift too!
This Coffee Scented candle DIY Gift idea was featured in the article 41 DIY Holiday Gifts For Absolutely Everyone On Your List in Huffington Post!
Hope you are inspired!