Chas' Crazy Creations
Chas' Crazy Creations
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  • Fort Collins, CO

Easy and Beautiful Fall Candle

4 Materials
10 Minutes

Making this fall candle is easy and inexpensive. I made this project years ago and get so excited to bring it back every fall. I also love the way when the season is done that it packs away nicely. Great project for adults & kids, craft night, party favor, and table decoration.

easy and beautiful fall candle
You'll need the following items:

Indian Corn
A bowl
A candle
A candle holder

easy and beautiful fall candle
Peel the corn off the cob into a bowl. It is actually pretty simple and fun to do. Use your fingers to rub down the cob and the corn will start to fall off. Once it's started it comes off really easy.
easy and beautiful fall candle
Use as many ears of corn as you like , & pick the colors of your corn cobs - there are so many to pick from.

*Sometimes I find that there are a lot of extra pieces from the cob that peel off into your bowl. If you don't want these in your jar - take your corn in the bowl outside and stir it. The loose pieces will fly out of your bowl and you'll be left with the kernels.
easy and beautiful fall candle
Pick your candle holder and candle to go with the corn. You can use any size and shape, and you could use a recycled jar as well. I am using this bird candle holder that I picked up at American Furniture Warehouse, and my candle I love to burn in the fall is Yankee Candle Spiced Pumpkin.
easy and beautiful fall candle
Put your corn kernels in your candle holder.

easy and beautiful fall candle
Push your candle into the corn kernels. If this is too difficult, you can always do the reverse and place your candle in first and put your kernels in around the candle depending on your holder shape and size.
easy and beautiful fall candle
Fill your candle holder up as little or as much as you want.
easy and beautiful fall candle
I usually fill it up half way, but this year I'm filling it all the way up.
easy and beautiful fall candle
I love the color, and I love the smell that will fill the house. I hope you like it and will be inspired to make one as well.

*I have been asked about the heat next to the kernels. I have done this for several years with no problems. The candles I have used have never gotten hot enough to burn or pop the corn kernels. However in the past I have only filled it 1/2 way. I will keep you posted if anything changes since this year I'm filling it all the way.

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easy and beautiful fall candle
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Suggested materials:

  • Indian Corn  (Farmers Market or Grocery Store)
  • Candle Holder
  • Candle
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1 question
  • April Lynn Kelley
    on Sep 3, 2017

    I'm wondering if you couldn't also pour candy corn around the jar as well? I know a lot of people do not eat it, and it is very inexpensive to buy!

    • Barb in Texas
      on Sep 3, 2017

      The outside of the candle won't heat enough to 'harm' the candy corn, but even if it did, you're not planning on eating it. When you're done with the candle, just pour it out into the trash and reuse your glass.

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  • Karen
    on Sep 22, 2017

    My 2nd grade made a similar candle holder for tapers. We used an empty pudding cup, put in the corn and I poured in hot candle wax to cover. When it cooled to the touch, we wiggled our candle in the center and let it set overnight. The next day I removed the cup. All ready for our Thanksgiving Day Dinner. The candle can be changed.

  • Cheryl Wright
    on Oct 8, 2017

    love that for fall idea mmmm popcorn that made me laugh out loud

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