DIY Coffee Bean Candles

tea lights

My house is buzzing with workers and I am quite stuck at home. To evade the little madness, I lit up my room last night with aroma candles and did a bit of craft work. I have been making crafts since I was in class 5. Thanks to mom who used to enroll me in every possible craft class during summer and winter holidays. In fact, a month before my wedding she enrolled me for a painting class so that I could take that painting to my future home. Rest all the stuff that I have made over the years, she has asked me to make it again (since now I had the talent πŸ˜›) for my own home. Who has ever won an argument with mom? πŸ˜›


I made these little coffee bean candles that I have been wanting to do since ages. All the stuff mentioned in this post is preference based. Add orΒ subtractΒ as per your fancy.

Stuff you’d need:

  • Coffee Beans
  • Glass Pebbles
  • Tea Lights
coffee beans
  • Gold round balls to add a bit of glam. I plucked mine from the dry flower stick I happen to have.
  • Glasses. I love my crockery with golden rims. You can use any glass- vodka shot, martini, wine glass etc.

glass with gold-rims

Simple :

  • In a glass, add first layer of coffee beans.
  • Then place the pebbles on top of the coffee beans.

coffee bean candles

  • Then place the golden ball.
  • Place tea light right on top.

DIY coffee bean candles

Ta da! You are done. Light the tea lights and make them look pretty. πŸ™‚ The tea lights warm the coffee beans and the beans then exude that warm coffee aroma in the atmosphere. It sort of sounds wintery but I love the smell off coffee any time of the year.
Until next time!
tealight candles


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55 Responses to DIY Coffee Bean Candles

  1. Bhawna says:

    Beautiful Pics. <3

  2. Shalini says:

    Hi Rati,
    New on your blog. but i totally luuurrvveee your style quotient. Thanks for ‘lighting up’ my week. I realized the 5 wacky things about you, makes the two of us similar πŸ™‚
    Looking forward to many more fun stuff on your blog πŸ™‚

    Shalini πŸ™‚

  3. calicoaster says:

    OMG..this sounds soo divineeeeee…..I am gonna try it for sure..have been into lots of aromatherapy products these artvveda’s fragrance oil and candle in lavenders and absolutely loveeee it..will try this now!! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

    Lovely pics Rati!! πŸ™‚

  4. Janhavi says:

    This sounds sooo amazing – I too love love love the smell of coffee πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ and the whole idea of warming up the coffee beans is just so smart !!! hee hee but it would probably make me hungry all the time πŸ™

    • Rati says:

      j doo, the smell is actually quite mild. I need to figure out how to make it super strong. I would want these to make me very hungry. πŸ˜›

      • Janhavi says:

        crush the coffee beans to powder and mix it with candle wax ??? or would that just smell like burnt coffee then ??? :S

        • Rati says:

          i dunno. but sounds good. i can try. i mean i can throw a dash of coffee powder when the wax in the tealight goes all liquidy. Will let you know :))

          • Neha S. says:

            i agree warming the coffe beans idea is super nice… ill wait for ur next experiment answer though… how to make the fragrance stronger πŸ˜‰
            lovely pics btw..!

          • Janhavi says:

            waiting to know the results of your mehnat – then I will also sajaaofy my room with coffeee candles ! Also maybe if you surround the tealights with the beans like bury them sort off – the aroma might be stronger ???

            I used to love arts and craft but I shifted that energy into cooking – more instant gratification πŸ˜› With stuff like embroidery and knitting it takes too long for mehnat to bear fruit. Can we see the painting u made in painting class ???? πŸ˜›

            • Rati says:

              j doo, would you believe I have done sweet dishes and snack making courses? πŸ˜› My mom gave up on me after these two courses because I would always tell her that if I cook food, I dont enjoy it at all. :: It is still the same. i ask my maid to cook roti for me because if I do so myself, i wouldn’t be able to enjoy it. πŸ˜› But you are awesome jdoo. I wonder why you took so long to start a foodie blog. your stuff looks so effortless. I mean if someone could make “me” try baking out of all things in the world, girl you have got some talent. πŸ˜€

              I never did knitting and embroidery too. Crafts and paints were all the way for me. πŸ™‚

              I’d share the painting some time pakka. πŸ™‚

              • Janhavi says:

                Hee heee believe me I know that feeling, whenever I put in so much mehnat to cook then I eat a bite not more, man hi nahin karta. But 3 years living alone matlab I just had to get over that, who else was going to cook for me ? Now at home toh I still only eat moms khaana, and if I cook it is almost always for my mom or for friends πŸ˜›

                I can’t belive you went for all these cooking classes. Your mom is sounds so sweet I keep imagining her force sending u to all these classes πŸ˜› My mom toh never bothers to teach me how to cook. she doesnt even let me in the kitchen when she cooks πŸ™ I have to schedule my cooking and baking time for when neither mom nor maid is planning on using the kitchen, its a huge ordeal I tell u !

                Even I wonder why I never started a food blog before :S Then I figure ki better late than never na ? You keep giving me soooo much bloggie love ki I feel ki I like I accomplished something at least πŸ˜€ so thankoooooooooo and *big hug*

                PS – I absolutely cannot make rotis :O I can make aata but I still struggle with beloing rotis πŸ™

  5. pia says:

    OMG!! rati this is such a fantastic idea…i m definitely trying this…. loving ur home tips ideas.. thankuuuuuuuuuuuuu rati dooo :)))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))

  6. sara says:

    i really love the idea

  7. Bhumika says:

    OMG !! This sounds fab and looks divine..surely trying it..and awesomee pics !

  8. Ramya says:

    Wow Rati u r an amazing person.. I can sense that u r a creative person, it reflects in everything u share abt urself πŸ™‚
    My room is generally minimalistic most bcoz 1: I am NOT a creative person and 2. I am too impatient!
    U finished another book by LW? Which one? And which books of Sophie Kinsella have u ordered? She one my favorite authors! πŸ™‚

    • Rati says:

      awwww thanks ramya. πŸ™‚ yeah i finished last night at chataeu mormont (would write about it. πŸ™‚ ) . I would be reading chasing harry winston after sophie kinsella books. I ordered The Secret Dreamworld of a Shopaholic and Shopaholic Ties the Knot. Have you read these? πŸ™‚

      • Ramya says:

        Yes I have read both. But Rati, After the secret dreamworld, u should read Shopaholic Abroad. Then comes Shopaholic ties the knot. U may miss out on the sequence otherwise.. Though its not like u wont understand the story, its always better to go with the same sequence πŸ™‚

        • Rati says:

          oh is it? Would you be able to tell me the names sequence wise. πŸ™

          • Ramya says:

            The secret dreamworld of a Shopaholic
            Shopaholic Abroad (Also known as “Shopaholic takes Manhattan”)
            Shopaholic ties the knot
            Shopaholic and Sister
            Shopaholic and Baby
            Mini Shopaholic.
            Phew!!! Long list isnt it πŸ™‚

            • Rati says:

              oh!! thanks πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ you have read the entire series?

              • Ramya says:

                Err.. Yes. Many times πŸ˜‰

                • Janhavi says:

                  Ratidooo you HAVE to read the Undomestic Goddess by Sophie Kinsella. By far my FAV one of her books πŸ˜€

                • Ramya says:

                  I agree with Janhavi abt Undomestic Goddess.. I like Remember Me as well πŸ™‚ Basically I love Sophie Kinsella πŸ™‚

                • Rati says:

                  no j doo. I vaguely remember reading SK’s book ages back but i guess i am going it a fresh start all over again. I guess i’d end up reading the whole shopaholic books super soon. hihih i am loving it. πŸ˜›

  9. Riya says:

    Gorgeous! You know i was just too huffed and puffed and these cute candles calmed me sooo mch. Thanks for spreading the positivity. God bless!

  10. sweta says:

    wonderful Rati,
    By next year we will aslo be moving to our own house, I too want to put all my own art and crafts in my new house.
    I will try this idea of yours for sure πŸ˜€

  11. Aru says:

    Fantastic idea. i loveeeee coffeee and cant start my day without it so to have the aroma around all the time would be way too coool. thanks for the lovely DIY.

    Incidentally i have the long golden balls stem too..will send you some pics..:)

    • Rati says:

      aruna, the fragrance is quite mild actually. I would have preferred it stronger. I guess I’d try putting some coffee powder in the tea light when the wax is completely melted.

  12. ife says:

    nice post.. i hope u subscribe to good housekeeping.. they have soooooo many creative and easy, practical ideas that look like a million bucks…
    lots of luv.. πŸ™‚

  13. Ritu R says:

    this is sooooo easy, and so much fun…and i can relate to the ‘coffee aroma at any time of the year’ thingie πŸ˜› loooovvveeee coffeee more than myself!!
    greta pics, and awesome post!

  14. Fatima Shah says:

    so wonderfully creative… Thanx a lot Ratidi… Wud surely try this out

  15. anu says:

    was thinkg somthg intrstg to do with coffee as my fiance love it and his b’day is also cumg…
    now got an idea…..
    sumthg romantic cumg in his way… πŸ™‚
    thanx rati di… hugs…

  16. Tara says:

    OMG I love coffeeeee and this wud be so good!!! Thanks for sharing dearo πŸ™‚

  17. khaddu says:

    wow , your home must have smelled so so good πŸ™‚ . Another great way would be to wrap cinnamon sticks around your glasses and the candles lit within . there would be olfactory mayhem at home them . But would be fun and relaxing πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ !

  18. Prerna says:

    Nice idea…borrowing it for my Diwali decor ! πŸ™‚ Thanks

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