DIY French Vanilla and Coffee Candles

DIY French Vanilla and Coffee Candles

So I was walking through the grocery store to pick up some more cauliflower to make that delicious spicy honey-garlic roasted cauliflower… AGAIN (don’t judge me, it’s insanely good). And as usual, when I go to the grocery store, I had to walk down the coffee aisle to breathe in that wonderful scent of coffee and vanilla. Then I started daydreaming about how awesome coffee and vanilla scented air fresheners would be, but only if they weren’t overpowering or chemical-ly. Then it came to me! I decided to make some candles. I’d never made a candle before, but I’ve burned quite a few so like how hard could it be right? Anyway, I found this super simple DIY and the result is so amazing!
DIY French Vanilla and Coffee CandlesDIY French Vanilla and Coffee CandlesDIY French Vanilla and Coffee CandlesDIY French Vanilla and Coffee CandlesDIY French Vanilla and Coffee Candles

DIY Candles Scented With Coffee and Vanilla Beans

What You Need:

  • Small bowls or glasses. Raid your kitchen to find a pretty bowls or cups.
  • Candle wax. I love chopping up an old unscented candle and reusing the wax. Or you can also buy wax chips at the craft store.
  • Candle wick
  • Coffee beans
  • Vanilla beans, chopped


Using a double broiler or a microwave safe bowl, melt the wax. Glue the wick in place at the bottom of the cup or just hold it in place with your hand (at the top, of course). Pour in a small layer of wax and add a layer of coffee beans and vanilla beans. Then fill the rest of the cup with wax. You can stir wax with a chopstick to distribute the bean pieces if needed. Then let the wax harden and trim the wick.

Source: Make Your House Smell Amazing with DIY French Vanilla Candles | Hello Glow

The Absolute Best Holiday Cocktails

Holiday Drinks

Playing the part of a sophisticated and creative bartender is easy if you have some go-to recipes up your sleeve. So when you’re hosting your holiday cookie party, or just hanging out with the family after hours of gift wrapping and putting the kids to bed, these drinks are sure to please. I’ve compiled a list of my favorite showstopping, holiday cocktail recipes. Each one is pretty easy to make, and will add a touch of festive charm to your next holiday get together.

1 The Chocolate Peppermint Stick

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This recipe calls for white creme de cacao and peppermint schnapps. As creamy and delicious as it is pretty to look at, this drink is a perfect addition to your cocktail menu. Check out the full recipe here.

2 The Snowball

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Another beautiful drink, the Snowball is traditionally a summertime drink, despite the name. I have no idea why, especially since it boasts holiday flavors like vanilla, cinnamon, and Kahlua. Oh well. Rules are made to be broken from time to time. Get the full recipe here.

3 Red Hot Santa ‘Tini

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This drink adds just the right amount of fire to your ice. For those Lou Reeds out there that like to take a walk on the wild side and spice things up, this is the cocktail for you. It features the bold flavor of chili infused vodka. Get the full recipe here.

4 Hot Holiday Cocktails and Kid-Friendly Mocktails

For some of my favorite hot holiday cocktails, and even some non-alcoholic ‘mocktails’, check out this list.

Seriously, guys. Don’t just read this post and say to yourself that these drinks sound delicious. They do not disappoint. Make one immediately!— (unless you’re driving or about to drive…Bailey cares).