Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Quick & Easy Thrifty Candle Gift

Sometimes you just need a nice little gift for someone but you might not have much money to spend.  You also might not have much time to make something either.  I got you covered.  This idea is quick, easy and very budget friendly.

Cellophane treat bags make for handy gift bags - 10/$1

Gift tag made from scraps

I had stopped in at Dollar Tree a while back for crafting supplies and while I was there I checked out the aisle with all the candles and decor.  I found they had just put in a new stock of the vanilla pillar candles I like.  They are a pretty good size have a great scent and for a dollar you certainly can't beat the price.

One square glass container, one vanilla scented votive pillar
and a 10 pack of little matchboxes - $3.00

I also picked up one of their heavy glass square candle holders.  I like the look of a round pillar in a square container for some reason.  In the kitchen department I had grabbed a package of their mini matchboxes.  I wanted some for the house and the motorhome.  But my wheels were turning and I thought, hmmm....

I think these little matchboxes are so adorable

When I got home I used a few of my paper scraps and covered the top and bottom of the matchbox.  Why not dress it up a bit?  I cut the paper to size and then glued it right on.

I also added a few embellishments.

I made me one too because they are just too darn cute!

Instead of just the candle and holder as the gift I am adding a pretty box of matches to light it with.  Bring it up a notch.

I made some crinkle paper out of a piece of white scrap copy paper and my paper cutter.  

I cut thin strips and then folded accordion style. Super quick and super easy and no cost too!

I put the candle into one of the cellophane treat bags I already had and tied it off with a ribbon from my sewing stash and one of my handmade gift tags.

Candle $1, holder $1, matchbox 10¢, bag 10¢, ribbon FREE, paper FREE

I think for less than $2.50 I made a really nice gift that anyone would enjoy receiving.  Don't you?


  1. What a great gift and a great price too!! Enjoy, janie

  2. Very nice! I love the little fancy match box. I've been making candle mats to pair with a candle for gifts. Who doesn't love a candle?

    1. I like to make candle mattes too. You are so right, who doesn't love a candle?

  3. I love those candles too. I think that gift is great for any occasion!

    1. So right! You could easily make it up for any occasion.

  4. that is really nice !!! and of course you could do it up for Christmas, Easter, Halloween - just by changing the bag and the scrap paper!

  5. Fabulous! I’ve made myself a note so I don’t forget! Thank you!

  6. What a lovely gift idea and I really like how you embellished the match boxes. :)

    1. It was fun! Simple touches make all the difference. :)

  7. Cute! I need to do some and mail to the DIL and various GF's


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