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. says

    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

  2. says

    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

  3. Melissa says

    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?

  4. Amy says

    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,

  5. says

    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~

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