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I’ve gotten really, really into coffee lately. I’m not sure why, maybe it is the extra pep in my step or all of the sugar and cream I like in it but coffee is a big time thing with me right now.
And since I’m constantly making an effort for my home to smell as lovely as possible, I added hazelnut coffee beans to a pillar candle and the resulting smell is fab!
For this project you will need:
- Vanilla pillar candle
- Aleene’s Fast Grab Tacky Glue
- Whole coffee beans
I actually tested out quite a few glues to find the one that seemed the best for this project. In the end, Fast Grab Tacky Glue was the hands down winner.
As far as coffee goes, I’ve never bought whole beans but this red packaging of Eight o’ Clock was just calling my name! Buy whatever strikes your fancy or whatever you already have on hand.
The process is simple. Slather glue onto the candle and place the beans side by side. To get the right amount of glue, pour a bit out on scrap paper and smooth onto the candle with your finger.
Initially I had started gluing the beans with the split end up. Because those are more “coffee bean looking” if that makes sense… BUT that other side is rounded making them less adhered to the candle and more likely to fall off at some point. So I wiped it all away and started over with the flat/split side down.
I got the bright idea to insert some beans into the wax as the candle was burning and the scent is beyond divine! If gifting this, I’d send along a sweet little pouch with a few beans and instruction to place them inside the melting wax once burning.
I have decided that this is an amazing scent for my kitchen year ’round and easy enough to do that I will!