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 :P ) for my own home. Who has ever won an argument with mom? :P

Anyhoo.

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 or subtract 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. :) 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 :)
    Looking forward to many more fun stuff on your blog :)

    Shalini :)

  3. calicoaster says:

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

    Lovely pics Rati!! :)

  4. Janhavi says:

    This sounds sooo amazing – I too love love love the smell of coffee :D :D :D 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 :(

    • 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. :P

      • 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 ;)
            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 :P 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 ???? :P

            • Rati says:

              j doo, would you believe I have done sweet dishes and snack making courses? :P 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. :P 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. :D

              I never did knitting and embroidery too. Crafts and paints were all the way for me. :)

              I’d share the painting some time pakka. :)

              • 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 :P

                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 :P My mom toh never bothers to teach me how to cook. she doesnt even let me in the kitchen when she cooks :( 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 :D so thankoooooooooo and *big hug*

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

  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 :)
    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! :)

    • Rati says:

      awwww thanks ramya. :) yeah i finished last night at chataeu mormont (would write about it. :) ) . 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? :)

      • 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 :)

        • Rati says:

          oh is it? Would you be able to tell me the names sequence wise. :(

          • 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 :)

  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 :D

  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.. :)

  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 :-P 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… :)
    thanx rati di… hugs…

  16. Tara says:

    OMG I love coffeeeee and this wud be so good!!! Thanks for sharing dearo :)

  17. khaddu says:

    wow , your home must have smelled so so good :) . 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 :) :) !

  18. Prerna says:

    Nice idea…borrowing it for my Diwali decor ! :) Thanks

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  20. Rati says:

    my mom sent me to cooking classes too but my lack of interest in cooking made her give up after two cooking courses she forced me into. :P and sewing classes- she could never convince me. hihihih I know all mums are the same.:D

    great. i finished reading one more book by LW. Ordered new ones by sophie kinsella. would be reading those next week. :)

    try!! super easy and pretty. :D

  21. Rati says:

    welcome aboard archana. Thanks for the tips. I do similar stuff during diwali time. It adds up to the festivities no. :)

    A few tips that I may give :

    1. You can wear wedges or kitten heels. They add a bit of height and are very comfortable for office wear.
    2. You can wear colorful bangles in complimenting or contrasting colors. You can go for metallic or plastic one sto avoid noise. Even rings, toe rings add a beautiful overall look. Check out some lovely jewllery at fab india too. They do a lot of pretty stuff that compliments indian wear.
    3. Bindis. If you like bindis, totally experiment with those. If you have round face, go for sleek long bindis.
    4. Bags are a great way. Sometimes when you dont have much to carry with you , you can pick up lovely potlis.
    Check out some bags here : http://www.fabindia.com/clothes-for-women/womens-bags-jewellery.html These silk hand bags are a nice break from your regular leather bags and are quite spacious too.
    5. I guess you can even vary with your style of salwars – curidars, patialas, something like what sonakshi is wearing here : http://www.hamaraphotos.com/albums300/wpw-20120513/hpse_normal__705903393_Sonakshi%20Sinha,%20Akshay%20Kumar%20at%20Rowdy%20Rathore%20promotional%20rickshaw%20race%20on%2012th%20May%202012%20(96).JPG

    Hope that helps. :)

  22. Rati says:

    yeah with patials you do need some height. try them with wedges. :)

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