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Etsy is an online marketplace where hundreds of thousands of creative people from more than 150 countries sell their handmade crafty goodness. Each week, we're featuring a handful of our favorite items in our Etsy Roundup. On the menu this week: Homemade candles. Add some decorative flavor and sweet scent to your home with these candles from Etsy sellers.
Sugared shortbread soy candle
Glowing candle lantern
Want your home to smell like freshly baked shortbread cookies with hint of anise, hot buttered creamy vanilla, caramelized sugar and a hefty dusting of powdered sugar? No problem! The sugared shortbread soy candle by Etsy seller AJ's Country Cottage (find her on Twitter and Facebook) will fill your room with the yummy scent. Warning: This could be a diet danger!
If you're looking for something less scented and more decorative, check out this glowing candle lantern with real foliage from Etsy seller Peace Blossom Candles (find her on Twitter). The candle is made of pure beeswax and features a handpressed feather fern. The candle can be reused forever because you actually light two tea lights that are placed inside the lantern.
Nutty taffy apple candle
Soy teacup candle
The nutty taffy apple round pillar candle from Etsy seller Burnt Mill (find her on Twitter and Facebook) will fill your home with crunchy and fruity aromas. The seller explains it best: A crisp red apple dipped in gooey caramel taffy sprinkled with nuts! Because it's a pillar candle, it will make an excellent (and sweet-smelling) addition to your table centerpiece.
Sadly, Etsy seller Ms. Justine's Candles (find her on Twitter) is going out of business. However, you can help her clear her inventory and score a sweet deal on this adorable soy teacup candle. The candle is made of soy wax and is scented with rejuvenating peppermint and eucalyptus and cleverly poured into a tea cup for an instant decorative piece.
Scented soy candle
Etsy seller Amber's Aromas (find her on Twitter and Facebook) created the cupcake candle to delight our senses and appreciation of all things cute! You receive two cupcake candles, which are made of a balanced blend of herbal lavender and creamy vanilla. Each is filled with the max amount of scent possible so that your home will smell fabulously delicious!
Etsy seller Au Naturelle (find her on Twitter) creates handpoured scented soy candles from soybeans produced in the US. The candles come in too many scents to list -- whether you prefer fruity smells like apple orchard and coconut banana or fresh-baked aromas like cinnamon buns and blueberry muffins, you'll find your favorite scent here.