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Sunday, October 21, 2012

Coffee Bean Candle Holders - a Pinspiration Project


I, like many of you, am slowly but surely becoming addicted to Pinterest! If only I had enough time to make everything I have pinned. But I don't.  So I chose as my first 'Pinspiration Project' a quick, easy project that I could make in just a few minutes.  I ended up making two variations and love how they both turned out.  I also love that I was able to put my own spin on someone else's idea, truly using it only for 'inspiration'. The icing on the cake was having them featured in the July 2013 issue of Good Housekeeping magazine. Check it out...


Coffee Bean Candle Holders

~Materials Needed~
One bag of whole coffee beans (the cheapest brand you can find!)
Four tea lights (I chose vanilla-scented)
Four half pint canning jars, mugs, teacups or bowls of your choice
Dessert plate or saucer (optional)
Ribbon, twine or raffia

~How To~

Um, okay, you pour the coffee beans into your cup, nestle a tea light in the center, tie on some raffia or ribbon and you're done. How easy is that?

But just in case you wanted more clear instructions, here's my technique for pouring coffee beans...

And here's how I nestled the tea lights... 

I was planning on just using these cute Ball canning jars that I had in my pantry...

A bit of twine from the cupboard lends a rustic look.



These would make a really neat gift or stocking stuffer since the lids keep everything in place, so they travel well.

Truly happy with my project, I then serendipitously happened upon this great pair of clear glass coffee mugs at Goodwill last week for .55 cents each.   Don't you love when that happens?

I also found two white dessert plates for $1.10 each that I couldn't pass up.  So I decided to make a second version of the candle holders.  I stopped to buy some ribbon on my way home and I love how the whole thing turned out.




The warmth of the candle releases the coffee scent in the beans, but the neat thing is that even when the candles are unlit, you can still smell the coffee beans and vanilla.  Pretty cool right?
I'm thinking these would be perfect on our Valentine's Day breakfast table too!

Here's my Good Housekeeping mention:


Here is what inspired me to create my coffee bean candle holders...

here...
Pinterest Pin

and here...
Pinterest Pin

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31 comments:

  1. Do the candles burning release any of the coffee smell? That would smell so wonderful...even for the non-coffee drinker, like me!

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    1. They do! And even if you don't light them you can still smell the coffee a bit.

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  2. Lets see. Love coffee, adore candles. Yes this would be a great project for me! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. And I love that for practically no cost you can make a really cute gift for someone.

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  3. Very cute! My favorite is in the little jars so you can put a lid on them. Great gift idea!

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    1. I agree! I think I am going to keep the coffee mugs candles and give the jars as Christmas gifts.

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  4. A great project idea and I LOVE those little half pint jars.

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  5. Those are ADORABLE! And I really think any DIY needs instructions, just in case! Seriously! I love, love, love the goodwill cups. How neat would those be for teacher gifts this holiday? Thanks for the eye candy an good idea! I'm your newest follower!!! jules

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  6. I really love your blog! I used to have a farm. Now we are renting but one day i hope to have chickens again. I will try to come Friday for the party :)
    Follow back? I am your newest fan.
    XO
    Isabelle
    http://lechateaudesfleurs.blogspot.com/

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  7. Such a cute idea. I bet your home smells great.

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  8. This is such a cute idea! I'm a coffee lover so these would be perfect for me. Thanks so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday :)

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  9. What a great little project. As un-crafty as I am, even I could do this one! Thanks!!

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  10. I love this idea. Can't wait to try it. I have pinned this.

    Yael from Home Garden Diggers

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  11. I think I like yours better than the ones you pinned.

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  12. I love this idea! Newest GFC follower from Housewife on a Mission, would love for you to stop by and follow as well! http://megansutliff.blogspot.com

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  13. What a faboo idea! I think I'll be making some of these as gifts, and maybe treat myself to one! Thanks!

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  14. Great idea!!

    Thank you so much for partying with us @ Keep Calm & Link Up this week! Have a nice weekend!! xo, Meredith @ www.waittilyourfathergetshome.com

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  15. Wonderful ideas using simple coffee beans and clear glass items! The white doily is a nice addition for contrast color.
    JoAnn
    New follower ;-)

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  16. its looks great and I bet it smells great too.Thank you for joining in the fun at the Thursday Favorite Things hop. Happy Sunday wishes xo

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    1. Thanks Katherine! I love fall...I'm already working on my holiday header tho :0)

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  18. Oh don't you just know those will make my whole house smell good! Love the canning jars for gifts! So cuteQ

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    1. They do smell so good, even unlit! I just found you through the I Gotta Try That blog hop - be sure and share at mine this week: http://fresh-eggs-daily.blogspot.com/2012/10/farm-girl-blog-fest-6.html

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  19. These are so cute. I don't drink coffee but I absolutely love the smell of it. I need to make these! Thanks so much for sharing on "I Gotta Try That" Have a fun Halloween!
    Marcie

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  20. I like the mason jars the best! Thanks for sharing at repurposed ideas weekly.

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  21. Thanks for co-hosting last week! I've featured this post on the blog hop this week :) http://www.w-t-fab.com/2012/11/sundayfunday-blog-hop-4.html

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  22. Very nice blog, thanks for your generous info. More power to you!

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  23. Hello!
    I found you from the Mop it up Mondays link up. I would love to have you come share your post with my readers over at Sassy Little Lady’s Show and Tell Saturday. Hope to see you there!

    Kathie
    http://www.sassylittlelady.com/blog/show-and-tell-saturday/show-and-tell-saturday

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  24. Thank you for linking up with me for Show and Tell Saturday at Sassy Little Lady!
    http://www.sassylittlelady.com/blog/show-and-tell-saturday/show-and-tell-saturday
    Kathie

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