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DIY Candles For a Warm and Cozy Fall

With the crisp, chilly weather of fall comes the urge to cuddle up indoors. Reflect the change in climate with some simple changes in your decor. One of the easiest changes you can make? Incorporating candles in your home. Just grab a blanket and some PJs and you’ll be ready for a cozy night in no time! Here are some candle DIYs for inspiration.

Holiday Adaptations

Though these egg-shaped candle holders created by Lidy of Hello DIY look like the perfect addition to an Easter centerpiece, the wooden accents would make lovely decor for any time of the year. Switch the soft metallic blue paint for a rusty orange or shimmery gold, and you’ll have autumn-inspired holders in no time.

Wooden egg candle holders

Wooden egg-shaped candle holders

These poinsettia-inspired candles by Stephanie of Garden Therapy would be a hit at a holiday party. But a simple tweak to the colors can transform the traditional winter floral into a colorful leaf arrangement. Use a combination of yellow, orange and red petals to mimic the look of turning leaves.

Red and green poinsettia candles

Poinsettia-shaped candles

Dainty Designs

The dainty nature of this candle DIY featured on Wedding Chicks will make you want to throw an impromptu tea party! Set these on the table during your next brunch or lunch party, and the floral decor will be a sure hit among your guests. Match the teacups to your saucers for a uniform appearance.

Floral teacup candle

Though Erika of Style Me Green made these gorgeous teacup candles in response to an emergency, the pretty accents are great to have on hand for any occasion. If teacups are too dainty for you, use coffee mugs for a more casual display.

Floral emergency candles

Nothing screams delicate like a crochet doily. This intricate DIY featured by Jaime of The Excited Bride will add a dose of charm to a dim lit room. Line a set of these on a window sill at night for a unique light display.

Crochet doily candle holder

A Food Affair

Who would ever guess that jam jars would make such beautiful candles? Priya of Fork and Thimble certainly had the right idea when she transformed these mini jars into tiny flames. This DIY is a great way to recycle remnants of larger candles, so create your custom scent and enjoy!

Mini candles with gold lids

Recycled mini candles in glass jars

Mini jam jar candles

Pair the perfect chilly night companions- candles and coffee- together with this DIY by Julia of The Calm Cradle. The color combination of pumpkin orange and chocolate brown speak to the rich colors of autumn. Add a rustic touch by arranging your candles in a cast iron pan.

Coffee bean candle holders

Glass candle holder with coffee beans


As the summer blaze settles and cooler fall winds pick up, create a cozy atmosphere in your home with some simple candle DIYs. With these small lighting touches, you’re just a sweater and good book away from a relaxing night at home. In what room do you like to use candles? Tell us in a comment below.

Alyssa Howard
Alyssa has been creating for as long as she can remember. From disastrous crochet potholders she made as a kid to sophisticated jewelry designed as an adult, she finds inspiration in every medium. Even more exciting is the fun she gets from making her own décor. So it made perfect sense to combine her love of DIY with her other passion- writing. [...]

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