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Burning Bright: 10 DIY Candle Crafts.

Candles make some of the best gifts. They're even more special when you craft them yourself. Here are 10 DIY Candle crafts you can do from home.

How to Make a Candle in Jar {A Lovely Gift!} - Tidbits

"I am not certain why we do it to ourselves, but my husband and I always make homemade gifts for our neighbors/friends/siblings come Christmas time. I suppose it all began with our very first Christmas together . . ."

DIY Glitter Soy Candles

"This year, my most favorite niece in the whole world turns one. She will be having a "Royal Birthday," complete with lots of gold and pink decor - my sister-in-law has gone out of her way to make sure this princess party will be one to remember."

DIY Valentine Logs - Petite Modern Life

"How do you feel about a DIY Valentine's Day gift this year that might actually be free, gender neutral, and a permanent house decoration? I thought it was a great idea and came up with DIY Valentine logs + candle holders."

Oleander and Palm: DIY Metallic Dipped Taper Candles

"Can I just coat, dip and cover everything in metallics? Is that acceptable? I'm thinking with the holidays, I can make everything just a little shiny and metallic. These DIY Metallic Dipped Candles take just five minutes to make. As the holidays approach I'm looking for unique hostess, teacher and neighbor gifts that I can make and give."

DIY Mug Candle

"Hello! I hope that everyone had a wonderful weekend! The flurries continued here, turning the outdoors into a Fall/Winter hybrid with both leaves and snow on the ground, while I busied myself inside for the most part. Friday night was spent out to dinner in a warm champagne haze, that also included a lot of pasta."

Gina Michele: DIY Printed Halloween Candles

"DIY printed Halloween candles using tissue paper and a hair dryer."

DIY: Pressed Herb Candles

"This summer I've fallen in love with growing fresh herbs in my garden and finding creative ways to harvest and use them. My favorite herb by far has been lavender. I've made my own eye pillows and sachets, and even lavender lemonade and cookies."

DIY Chai Candles in Canning Jars |

"Candles are a great way to decorate your home with the changing seasons and also make it smell like fall. These DIY chai candles in canning jars are a pretty, natural way to bring some autumn cheer inside. They are delicately scented with baking spices - ginger, cardamom, cinnamon and nutmeg - that will warm your home."

Make: DIY scented candles

"Rose geranium scented candles I had never made scented candles, or any candles, for that matter, before I started this project. And I'm not going to lie, it was a learning curve. But I'm so happy with the results and I was surprised by the lack of mess."

DIY: Summer Citronella Candles

"This simple craft is perfect for summertime and can make for pretty outdoor centerpieces for a backyard get-together. I first discovered this idea on Nest of Posies blog and knew I had to try it. The ingredients are simple and easy to find at my local grocery stores, plus I used fresh herbs from my garden!"