Do It Yourself CandlesDon’t be fooled by the website; although this do it yourself recipe by Jen on Something Turquoise is clearly meant to be for bridal gifts, you can definitely change the colors (and the scents) to be anything you’d like. Go with warm, autumn hues and scents to ward away the outside chill. I also found some tips for working with foods in your candle making adventures, at Ehow.com!
Cinnamon Candles: The Easy Version!If you aren’t feeling up to creating your own candles from scratch, here’s a quick and easy idea from Threadsence. These recipe calls for premade candles, some cinnamon sticks, string, and a glue gun. Maybe, though, this one might be better for decoration instead of burning.
Autum Leaf JarFor those of you who still have access to colorful leaves, and also happen to be short on craft time, this project from Morning Creativity is perfect for you. All it requires is that you go outside, pick up some leaves, and glue them to a jar. Drop a tea light candle in, and presto! A beautiful little candle lamp with a warm glow.
Fairy JarsAs soon as I saw this recipe, I immediately wanted to fill my apartment with these jars. You’ll need to be a little bit cautious when creating these lovely lamps from The Gold Jellybean, as they require you cut open glow sticks to create this effect. This recipe doesn’t require many ingredients, either: you’ll need a glass jar, glow sticks, rubber gloves to protect your hands, scissors, (protective eye-wear, just in case) and a piece of tulle (this is what makes it look as though the lights are floating in the jar). The days are growing shorter, but hopefully these crafty ideas help you pass the time and create something beautiful to enjoy all hours of the evening and night!