Vanilla Hazelnut Coffee Candles

December 22, 2014Allison Murray
These DIY Vanilla Coffee Bean candlles are quick, simple and inexpensive to knock out. AND they smell amazing!

These DIY Vanilla Coffee Bean candlles are quick, simple and inexpensive to knock out. AND they smell amazing!

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!

These DIY Vanilla Coffee Bean candlles are quick, simple and inexpensive to knock out. AND they smell amazing!

For this project you will need:

These DIY Vanilla Coffee Bean candlles are quick, simple and inexpensive to knock out. AND they smell amazing!

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.

These DIY Vanilla Coffee Bean candlles are quick, simple and inexpensive to knock out. AND they smell amazing!

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.

These DIY Vanilla Coffee Bean candlles are quick, simple and inexpensive to knock out. AND they smell amazing!

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.

These DIY Vanilla Coffee Bean candlles are quick, simple and inexpensive to knock out. AND they smell amazing!

Lovely, no?

These DIY Vanilla Coffee Bean candlles are quick, simple and inexpensive to knock out. AND they smell amazing!

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.

These DIY Vanilla Coffee Bean candlles are quick, simple and inexpensive to knock out. AND they smell amazing!

I have decided that this is an amazing scent for my kitchen year ’round and easy enough to do that I will!

Comments (3)

  • Yvonne

    June 1, 2016 at 6:34 PM

    Going to try this sound good to me

  • E

    October 27, 2019 at 5:29 PM

    This looks really cool! Would the beans fall off as the candle melted?

    1. Allison Murray

      October 30, 2019 at 9:06 AM

      If it is a fat candle and the sides aren’t right next to the wick, where the candle burns inward, they should stay put. But, if the wick is close to the edges and all of the candle burns downward leaving no sides then they will.

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