I also LOVE the smell of coffee, so I use coffee beans as a filler in my candle holders.
Not only is it visually interesting...it smells soooo good!
Here, I used a real candle for "photographic purposes", but most of the time I use a flameless candle in the hurricane...for safety.
You can also use a little votive holder with the candle, as I do here.
Of course, I know you'd never leave candles unattended. :)
A one pound bag of coffee beans is enough for the large hurricane and the small square one.
"Flavored" coffee beans, such as hazelnut, are lovely too, but usually more expensive.
It's really nice to come back from shopping and smell the fragrance of the coffee beans...even if there's no coffee brewing.
Another thing I like is the color of the coffee beans used with cream colored or white candles.
Oh, sorry. Those aren't candles. I was going to photograph the shortbread cookies with a cup of coffee next to the candles...but someone ate the cookies before I took the other photo.
Yum.. mmm. :)
Anyway, hope y'all like my Winter candle tip.
It got "two thumbs up" from Hubby.
Hope y'all have a great weekend.
I'll be joining the fun with
Diann@The Thrifty Groove for Thrifty Things Friday.
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