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candles and cinnamon

Candles are staple decor items particularly at this time of year. Here are some ways to take candle decor to the next level.

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Candles give the home a warm glow, and fall touches can warm up your home’s look even more. If you’re looking for a fast and affordable way to create a seasonal setting, just add some fun touches to your candles. The flickering flame will highlight your autumnal theme while also giving off that cozy vibe you love. Here are some simple ways to give your candles a snazzy fall look.

Step 1: gathering the essentials

Before you add some seasonal touches, you’ll need to collect the basics for your candle display. For the candle itself, choose one that allows you to remove any stickers or labels for a simple look. For a mantle or table centerpiece, find a thick pillar candle that really stands out. Smaller displays can be created with votive candles. If you’re worried about safety, choose a battery-powered candle.

Next, you’ll need a glass jar. This will provide the perfect way to display your autumn décor. Make sure you test out your candles in the jar before making a purchase; the jar you choose should be slightly taller and wider than your candle. In addition, make sure you choose a clear glass jar that will effectively show off your seasonal additions. You might even have some jars at home that will work, such as mason jars.

Step 2: add fun accessories

With your glass jar candle display purchased and ready to set up, all you need are some seasonal touches to complete the look. One of the best options is to fill the bottom of the jar with fragrant or interestingly shaped ingredients and items and then rest the candle on top. The following are some fun ideas to get your creative juices flowing:

  • Acorns
  • Baby pine cones
  • Candy corn
  • Corn kernels
  • Cinnamon sticks
  • Crab apples
  • holly sprigs

Choose one ingredient, or create layers for a multi-color and multi-textured look. When adding items to the jar, create a flat layer on bottom, place the candle on top, then fill in around it for a fuller look.

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Step 3: amp up your style

In addition to adding some items inside your candle jar, you can also create a more captivating candle display with some stylish touches. Here are just a few ways to make you fall in love with this fall look:

  • Place a few extra decorations near your candle jar. Gourds and apples are perfect for creating that fall harvest style.
  • Put your candle display in the fireplace to make your home feel extra cozy on chilly fall evenings.
  • Group candle jars together. Make them match by filling them with the same ingredients, or choose different fillers. You can also coordinate candle colors with the ingredients inside.
  • Wrap a bit of twine or burlap around each jar for some added detail without covering up the colorful display inside.

With these ideas, it’s easy (and cheap) to create a cozy and cute autumn candle display. Use these tips to jazz up your decorating style this fall.

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Resources:

http://walmartspark.tumblr.com/post/36747629086/diy-cinnamon-candle

http://www.clipzine.me/u/clip/31019318151687776074

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Cate Morgan-Harlow

Cate Morgan-Harlow is an all arounder, writing about how-to, DIY, and design with gusto. She is a shadowy figure with a mysterious past.