'Tis the time of year for holiday parties and gifting, so I thought I'd share a super simple and inexpensive gift that will work perfectly for multiple situations -- candles!
These American Home by Yankee Candle candles are easy on the budget, and available in a wide variety of holiday scents to please every nose. I saw Sage & Red Berry, Sparkling Cinnamon Spice, Winter Morning, Holiday Spice Cake, Fresh Balsam Fir, Delicious Cranberry, Banana Walnut Bread, Santa's Treat, Sweet & Salty Caramel, Merry Cherry, and Apple Cinnamon Cider among others at Walmart.
Small tumbler candles are just $4.93, and the medium jars are just $10.93, so I picked up a variety earlier this week to take care of some of our teacher and hostess gifts, along with a few extras for those unexpected occasions. Plus, if you pick up a couple of spools of ribbon, you don't even need to worry about wrapping them!
Now, I'll be the first to admit that my bow-making skills are sorely lacking... But give me a hot glue gun, and I can make a bow that looks pretty darn good! Let me show you how to hack a bow with hot glue:
Hot Glue Bow Hack
- Cut a piece of grosgrain ribbon long enough to wrap around your candle vertically with a slight overlap. Tack one end to the top of the candle, wrap it around, and then tack the other end down where they overlap. You may also want to tack it to the bottom of the candle with a little hot glue, as well.
- Next cut a second piece of ribbon twice as wide (plus some extra for overlap) as the top of the candle. Fold it into a figure eight shape, as shown above, and tack it together with the hot glue.
- Cut one more piece of ribbon to wrap around the center of the bow to cover the seam, again tacking it together. Then glue your bow seam side down on top of the candle and fluff.
Finally, brush off any stringy pieces of hot glue that remain, and your candle is ready for gift giving!
Having trouble choosing a scent? Personally, I think you can't go wrong with the food-scented candles -- my favorites are the Santa's Treats and Banana Walnut Bread. Of course, if you're stocking up for the gift closet, I recommend purchasing some of your favorite scents. Then they'll never go to waste!
What are your fave candle scents -- for the holidays and beyond?!