Coffee Bean Candles

When I saw how easy and cute these coffee bean candles were on Pinterest, I just had to give it a try, especially since we love the smell of coffee.
Here is what you need:

Glass jars
Tea lights
Whole coffee beans

Pour coffee beans into the jar up to your desired level, leaving room for your tea light to sit down in the beans.

I decorated the jar with  a little twine, but you could leave it plain or use ribbon…(Just keep it away from the flame when you light it).

I made up three of these, and didn’t even use half of my bag of beans.
 I grouped them together to make a center arrangement for my dining table.
I was wondering if the coffee smell would be too bold, but it wasn’t at all.
This little decorative craft came together so quickly, and I was thrilled with the bang for my buck since it was simple, pretty and smelled good too!
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  1. Oh I love this! So easy, simple but they look great. New fan here. Please come share at my Farm Girl Blog Fest!

  2. What a great idea! I bet it smells great…not sure my kids would agree, but I would enjoy it.

  3. I. Love. This!! How perfect–who doesn’t love candles and the smell of coffee! And the presentation is beautiful! Thanks for sharing–I’m your newest follower :)

  4. It’s so simple yet beautiful.I am ur new follower.You are welcome to visit my site.Thank you.

  5. You know what I like best about this? If you leave the tea light burning by accident, it will burn out before it “burns up”!

  6. So simple yet beautiful! I’m making some for myself and my friends at Christmas. Blessings.

  7. Oh!! I love this!! I have all of those supplies!! I’m going to go make one right now!! Thanks so much for sharing!!
    I’d love for you to link this up at Creatively Tuesdays at The Rustic Pig!

  8. Excellent! Love it.

  9. BarbaraLee Malikowski says:

    I like this craft. Hubby doesn’t like coffee but the smell.

  10. I did this with hazelnut coffee beans. It really made the room smell amazing!

  11. Love the look of your coffee bean candles, super cute. Thanks for sharing. ;o)

  12. Thanks for sharing! Youngins helped me round up the materials and now we have two on our dining room table!

  13. what a great (and simple) idea. how cute would they be with little jingle bells in the raffia for Christmas? I am so doing this one today!

    thanks for sharing :)

  14. Wow this is a great idea! Thanks for sharing.

  15. Love this simple idea! Thanks for sharing this on ‘Or so she says…’ at last week’s link party! I would love to have you add the party to your list and stop back to share more of your great ideas. There’s actually a party going on right now (it’s every Saturday through Tuesday.) Thanks a bunch! ~ Mariel

  16. I’m going to do this! Thanks so much for sharing. Sarah from The Ease of Freeze

  17. Hello! I’m stopping in to invite you to join us at the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week!

    I hope to see you there!
    The Chicken Chick

  18. I just tried this with some things I had laying around the house. Looks beautiful but even with some bold French Roast coffee beans, it doesn’t smell like anything at all. My tea light is about to burn out an there is no coffee smell at all. One other post said, “your house will smell like Starbucks.” If that is what you are hoping for, you will be disappointed. Am I missing something here, ladies? Is there a trick to make it actually smell like coffee?

  19. What a cute and delicious smelling idea!

  20. What a cute idea – I’m pinning to try this in the future! Thank you for sharing your tutorial.

    Nicole @ WKH

  21. What a awesome idea! I love the smell of coffee and I love candles. I will be making these.
    Thanks for sharing. Have a wonderful day!
    In God’s Grace,

  22. This is so cute!! I was thinking what great Christmas gifts these would make and then I kept reading and saw your centerpiece and suddenly I know what I’m doing this weekend!!

    Adorable idea!

    ~Visiting from Show and Share Wednesdays~

  23. I am sooooo doing this! I have the jars, I have the tealights….going to get the coffee and twine! Thank you so much! ♥ Pinning!

  24. super cute & bet they smell so good!

  25. I totally love doing this!!! :D


  26. Oh my gosh this is genius! Thanks for sharing!!

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