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DIY decorative candle tutorial will have your home smelling like the holidays

Bring the natural beauty of the season into your home with this DIY cinnamon-vanilla candle. This candle will not only smell great but it makes a beautiful decorative element for your home. As the vanilla candle warms up the cinnamon sticks, your room will be filled with the fall scent of vanilla and spices.

DIY decorative candle tutorial will have your home smelling like the holidays

Materials and tools:

  • Vanilla candles
  • Cinnamon sticks
  • Thick elastic bands
  • Twine
  • Ribbon

Step 1: Place an elastic band around the bottom of the candle. Slide it up a couple inches and make sure it lays flat with no twists against the candle.

DIY decorative candle tutorial will have your home smelling like the holidays

Step 2: Carefully slide in the cinnamon sticks behind the elastic band, one at a time.

DIY decorative candle tutorial will have your home smelling like the holidays

Step 3: Fill the cinnamon sticks all the way around your candle until there are no gaps left.

DIY decorative candle tutorial will have your home smelling like the holidays

Step 4:  Wind your twine around the the candle 5-6 times to cover the elastic band.

DIY decorative candle tutorial will have your home smelling like the holidays

Step 5: Once you have covered the elastic, tie off the ends of the twine in a double knot. Then tuck the knot under the other strands of twine to hide it.

DIY decorative candle tutorial will have your home smelling like the holidays

Step 6: You can leave it with just the twine if you like, but adding a ribbon is a nice touch to polish off the candle. Simply wrap the ribbon around the candle and over the twine, then tie into a bow.

DIY decorative candle tutorial will have your home smelling like the holidays

Step 7: Here are your finished cinnamon-vanilla scented candles!

DIY decorative candle tutorial will have your home smelling like the holidays

This post was sponsored by Marie Callender’s Pot Pies. Delicious anytime.

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