Ways to Hygge Your Home
I’m sure by now you have heard the Danish term hygge. Though there’s not really a translation for it, it means something like making your home cozier. Candles are the quickest way to add light and warmth to any space, and that is why they are a great addition when you’re looking for ways to hygge your home. There are a lot of varieties of candles in terms of smell, shape, size, and color. While that may be so, they can still look plain especially if they are store-bought.
A good way to spruce up plain candles is to make them into DIY projects. This way, you can customize them to fit your existing decor or create your own unique collection. Here are some ways to hygge your home with beautiful candle decorations. You could also opt for flameless candles if you’ve got children, and you aren’t comfortable with the open flame.
Use Candle Vases
If you’re not sold on the idea of decorating your own candles and would rather use them as they are, you can still style them in ways that will hygge your home. One good way to elevate candles is to use vases. There are different kinds of vases out in the market, and it depends on what candles you have on hand.
You can put a couple of big candles inside a clear round vase at varying heights to make them look more interesting. You can tie the look together with some vase fillers and use this vase as a centerpiece or a good decor in some part of your house.
If you want something like romantic candlelight at night, you can light up floating candles in a shallow vase. Whether they’re lit or not, they look great on the dinner table because they add an interesting element. Once they’re lit, they can add to the ambiance and achieve the effect you want.
Add Flowers and Ribbon
This project is one of the easiest out there. For this, it is recommended that you use colored candles. You need to make sure that the candles, flowers, and ribbons don’t clash with one another. You simply take your items and put them all together with some adhesive like glue gun. Feel free to style it as you see fit.
Glitter Makes Things Better
If you’ve ever wondered how to add an extra pop to your candles, glitter is the answer. Glitter gets a lot of bad rap in the crafting community, but you have to admit that an item looks much better when it’s covered with glitter. Make your candle stand out even more by decorating it with glitter. You can add stencils to make complex designs look neater, or you can just go simple.
Seashells and Sand
Candles are so versatile that they can be placed in any part of the house as decor. In fact, they are regularly used in bathrooms for that purpose. This decor works great if you have a nautical theme or something related to the sea or ocean. Here is another great idea on how to use seashells and candles for your decor.
You’ll need seashells and some sand to make the candle more in place. Decorate it by attaching the shells to the candle. You can go the extra mile by setting the decorated candles in a dish filled with extra shells and some sand.
Nothing makes a home cozier in the fall than a bunch of autumn-inspired items including candles. The great thing about this DIY is that you can use whatever you want: autumn leaves, twine, acorns, fairy lights…the possibilities are endless.
If you want to make your candles look elegant quickly, pieces of lace can help you achieve that look. Simply glue pieces of lace on your candles and let it dry. You can add some little details like gold paint to make the intricate designs pop out more. Display them as you see fit.
Print Photos on Your Candles
Turn your plain candles into a custom decor by printing photos directly on them. Here’s what you’ll need: plain tissue paper or card stock, an image you’ll print onto the paper, wax paper, and a heat gun. This is a great DIY project, and you’ll find that you can print anything on the candles from quotes, images, to photos of your family and friends. Here is a handy tutorial on how to make it.
Keep Exploring the Possibilities
With all the craft supplies available in the market today, there are a lot more you can do with candles. If you’re pretty good with crafting, you can make your designs as intricate as you’d like them to be. The possibilities for designs are endless so keep exploring.
What are your go-to candle-decorating projects? Share your thoughts below.