Watch as my top picks from our March Must Haves come to life! Warning: you are going to want all three.
Ah, the aroma of the holidays: pumpkin pie, cranberry custard, the Christmas tree, and a crackling fire. Even if you're going without any of these this season, you can call in the scent of the holidays with the help of a well-placed candle. These little lights were mixed together with colorful packaging outside and wondrous fragrance inside. Keep them burning past the New Year to stretch the festivities well into January.
If you're looking for a simple, stylish accent for your home, try a candle sconce. From glamorous, metallic picks to more contemporary, colorful options, these chic candle sconces will provide instant mood lighting. The best part? Wireless wall lighting doesn't require an electrician to add ambiance — just a nail and a hammer. See our seven favorite picks on the market.
San Francisco's odd sunny streak this Winter is tempting me to celebrate Valentine's Day al fresco. There are so many enchanting ways to create atmosphere with candlelight, and visual inspiration seems to be everywhere this time of year. Whether you're crafty enough to fashion a DIY chandelier or would rather leave it up to an assortment of beautifully made lanterns, setting the scene with killer mood lighting is essential for pulling off a wildly romantic Valentine's Day. Check out this gallery of inspiring outdoor spaces that are serving as my muses this holiday.
We know her as Coco, the voice behind the delightful design blog and shop, COCOCOZY. Aside from offering an incredibly chic assortment of textiles, bedding, pillows, and vintage finds, the COCOCOZY shop offers fragrant, all-natural, biodegradable soy wax candles in three scents: beach, citrus, and flower. Hand poured in the US, the candles are placed in frosted recyclable glass vessels and contain a lead free cotton wick, which boosts their ecological appeal.If you're searching for a simple and sweet Valentine's Day gift for your mom, sis, or best friend, the gardenia-scented floral candle is available in a limited edition version just for the holiday! Red and white replaces the classic black and white packaging for this special version. Coco just sent one to our office, and after taking it home and burning it for 30 minutes, the intoxicating scent of heady gardenia has infused my entire apartment. And retailing for just over $40, I'm thinking I might need to treat someone else besides my husband this Valentine's Day.
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Need an easy craft that has a lot of impact? Look no further! This Craft Of The Day turns mason jars into vintage votives in just a few easy steps. If you don't have any mason jars, you can follow the same instructions to dress up a hurricane or small candleholder too.What You'll Need
- Mason jar
- Spray glue
How To Make It
- Clean the mason jar and let it dry.
- Measure the circumference of the jar and cut the lace to fit exactly around the outside. (If you're using twine, measure the length of twine you'll need to make your loops).
- Go to an open area like the porch and apply the spray glue.
- Wrap the lace around the jar or circle the twine around the jar.
- Let it dry.
For more great ideas, check out our Craft Of The Day slideshow.
We all get the urge to nest when the Winter chill hits, but creating a cozy atmosphere involves more than just decking your halls. Engage all of the senses with wintry, woodsy scents that will delight the homebody in your life.
A Christmas-tree-shaped Rosemary Tree ($58, middle row, left) adds a piney freshness to any space and can even double as a no-hassle tree — just add white lights and a cluster of metallic spraypainted acorns and pine cones at the base.
Diptyque teamed up with esteemed porcelain manufacturer Virebent to create this indulgent, five-wick, Feu de Bois Large Candle ($275, bottom left), which can be used indoors and outdoors.
This Siskiyou Cedar Sachet ($10, middle) captures the intoxicating scent of these trees found only in the remote, Northwest coastal mountains. Also known as "Ginger Cedar," your closet and drawers will take on a similar spicy fragrance. My favorite gift for those with outdoor fire pits is this Fir Fragrance Log ($12, top right) made of dried rosemary, lavender, bay, and eucalyptus. A treat for fireside entertaining, your guests will feel like they're in a frosty forest instead of your backyard.
This is the sort of thing that makes me wonder if, somewhere, there are candle connoisseurs just waiting to snap these up, and candle museums that will need one for their collections. Because what else could explain something costing this much? It isn't even perfumed, so there are no fancy oils to use as an excuse. Plus, for $520, you can get a candle-making kit, take a candle-making course, then make 80 candles yourself and still have money to burn.
I can't decide. I love the familiar scent of the Sunday Styles section against the backdrop of my morning coffee and scrambled eggs, but is an entire candle over the top?