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How to: Make a Simple Spring Candleholder (Using Free Materials!)

by Lidy Dipert

 

How to: Make a Simple Spring Candleholder

I'm always on the hunt for fresh tabletop decor. With spring around the corner, I'm looking for something unique and elegant, and I'm ready to bring the outdoors in. This simple spring candleholder combines all sorts of fun elements like fresh greenery and upcycled glass. I played around with different design options to add a bit more personality to each candle. It's so easy, you can make a few in no time to spruce up...

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Make It: Do-It-Yourself Faceted Candles

by Lexy Ward

Geometric candle-making

Remember when you learned how to make beeswax candles when you were younger? I always thought that those were the only kind of candles one could make at home because the pretty ones just had to be store-bought! When I stumbled upon this candle-making tutorial, I was blown away at the two main supplies needed to create them! I mean, really!   

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Eye Candy: 40 Scandinavian-Style Christmas Decor Ideas

by Capree K

created at: 12/12/2012

What's black and white and wood all over? A modern, rustic, Scandinavian Christmas! We've rounded up forty (40!!) Scandinavian-style holiday decor ideas that will have you daydreaming of log fires and warm glasses of glogg in no time. God Jul!      

1. Simple Black and White Christmas Decor

2. White Christmas Kitchen Decor

3. Elegant Bathroom Christmas Decor

4. Rustic Bedroom Decor with DIY...

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How To: Make Frozen Ice Lanterns

by Capree K

created at: 10/28/2012

I woke up to the first snow of the season last week and couldn't help but get a little excited for the magical, wintery days ahead. It's still a bit warm to line the walks with these crystal-like beauties, but come December, you better believe I'm making a whole bunch of DIY ice lanterns!     

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How To: Make Your Own Mason Jar Candles!

by Capree K

created at: 07/16/2012

Add this to the list of clever ways to use a mason jar: DIY hand-poured candles. You can make them in any color or scent you want - and - they make great gifts! You can buy the wax here, and various scents here.    
created at: 07/16/2012

Jen from Something Turquoise has an incredibly detailed (and beautifully photographed) tutorial that explains everything you could possibly want to know about making your own poured candles. She even covers the best way to...

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How to: Make DIY Ombre Glowing Hurricane Glasses

by Chris Gardner

Heads up, cool kids: ombre is all the rage these days. The term is French, simply meaning "shaded" or "dark," and the look was all over New York Fashion Week this year. So now, of course, it's time to bring it into your home with a little DIY ombre decorness.

To start, how about these glowing fall-inspired and very Thanksgiving-ready ombre hurricane glasses?  

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How To: Add Some Flair to Your Valentine's Day Dinner Candles

by Chris Gardner

Got some special dinner plans come February 14th? A homemade candlelit dinner, perhaps?

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Then, show your sweetheart that she or he is extra special by giving those tapers a little flair, with the help of your trusty hot glue gun.

"All you need is some transparent paper, thin wire and some glue.Cut out a heart in the paper and glue the wire all around the edge of the heart.You can also use a hot glue gun. Leave a long part of the wire at the end of the heart. Take the long part of the wire and twirl it around the base of the candle, making sure the paper is not to close to the flame."  

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Holiday How-To: DIY Yarn Candleabras.

by Chris Gardner

Face it: Nobody's fooled by the fake wax "dripping" from the bulb of those plastic candle things that your grandma has put in her window every year since she bought them in 1953. But, they've lasted that long, so they're pretty cool in my book, and they deserve a fresh update.

Katie Runnels

So, try this one from artist Katie Runnels of the Constant Gatherer. A vintage -abra, some yarn, and some very festive handmade-ish decor.

Materials:

  • Electric Candleabra
  • Y...

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