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Do you ever smell certain candles that just transport you
back in time to a favorite memory? I know I do, especially with holiday scents
since they usually have hints of cinnamon, gingerbread, and even frosted
cookies. My grandma always loved to eat her pan dulce, or bakery sweets, with
her coffee, and around the holidays I remember going to the local Hispanic
bakery to pick out empanadas, pan de polvo (Mexican wedding cookies), and other
Although my grandma passed away on Christmas Eve in 2006, I
still keep her memories, and love of sweets, in my heart. A scent I am loving
this year is Glade® Frosted Cookie Party—it takes me back to the bakery and our
Sunday mornings around the dining table. I picked up a candle and a plugin from
a holiday end cap during a recent grocery-shopping trip. It’s always convenient
when I can go to HEB and grab baking supplies AND home fragrance products that
smell like I’ve just finished baking.
I’ve been bitten by the DIY bug, as usual around this time
of year, so I wanted to bling out the candle so it’d fit in with all the other
festive décor on my dining table. This project took me about 15 minutes, and
that included hand-affixing 10 tiny Swarovski crystals.
As a special bonus, I’ll also give you a quick idea on how
to present your creation as an upscale gift for co-workers, teachers, or
-1 Glade® scented candle of your choice
-Metallic paint pens in silver and gold
-Swarovski crystals (easily found in most craft stores in
the jewelry section)
-4” of ribbon & floral wire
-Clear tacky glue
Step 1: Start swirling little dots of various sizes in one
color. Try to concentrate them more on the bottom of the candle to create a
“cascading dots” effect.
Step 2: Swirl around more dots using the other color. Make
sure to overlap the dots a bit to help pull it all together.
Step 3: Glue the Swarovski crystals to the glass using tacky
glue. Make sure to apply them evenly for a polished look.
The result is a beautiful, handmade candle with a ton of
sparkle. Swarovski crystals are pretty inexpensive (can usually get about 40
for $5), but if you’d like to use plastic rhinestones that would work, too, but
they won’t be as sparkly.
If you’d like to create a cool wrap to gift these, simply
cut a piece of 12×12 cardstock to 2”x12” and wrap it around the top and affix
on the bottom of the candle with a Glue Dot. A cute bow on the front makes for a beautiful, chic (and inexpensive!) gift.
Make sure to keep the safety label on the bottom of the
candle for handy tips for basic fire safety. Candles are gorgeous, but please,
PLEASE use them when you can keep an eye on them. Be safe!
I really think this project would be a fun for a holiday
cookie exchange or girl’s night in. As a bonus, you can find coupons for Glade®
scented candles (and plug-ins, wax melts, and aerosol sprays) in Sunday
circulars around the nation on December 7, or online at coupons.com.
So, you’ve now gotten an official glimpse of my black, white, and gold holiday decor. It’s also the color palette for my new home office. I’ll have a mood board tomorrow to show you all my vision. See you soon! xoxo.
What is your favorite candle scent during the holidays?