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Christmas candles: Creative DIY ideas to brighten up the season

Creating your Christmas collection

Nostalgic scents, festive containers, and the comforting flicker of the flame—nothing illuminates the magic of the holidays like Christmas candles.

We hope these Christmas candle ideas will help to make the season bright, whether they add ambiance to a holiday party or comfort to a cozy night.

Milk and cookies for Santa

Your house will be Santa's first stop in the neighborhood with these milk and cookies candles!

Inspired by the old-school-glassware vibe of our heavy base tumblers, this Christmas-inspired candle idea brings us back to childhood memories of putting milk and cookies out for Santa on Christmas Eve.

A look at the label

Our milk and cookies labels are inspired by handwritten cookie recipes. 

We custom-designed our labels with a graphic design tool, then uploaded and printed them with Avery WePrint™.  Head to avery.com to browse designs, create your own, and take 10% off all label orders!

Milk and cookies candle ingredients: 

Select a sweet, creamy, gourmand fragrance oil to make this festive idea even sweeter.

Solstice stargazing

What image comes to mind when you think of the perfect pine candle? Everyone has unique ideas of the “perfect” pine, whether it's a fully trimmed Christmas tree, a snow-covered forest on a crisp night, or something entirely different.  

Our pine-scented Christmas candles evoke the calm, gentle wonder of a forest-lined winter's night. We wrapped silver and gold Mercury Tumblers with forest silhouette labels. When lit, the flicker of the flame creates a sparkling effect that mimics falling snow or twinkling stars.

Find your perfect pine

Each of our pine scents offers something different. Check out our Pine Fragrance Oil Guide to discover which pine fragrance is perfect for you. 

Alternative branding ideas:

  • Christmas Eve Sky Search
  • White Christmas Tree Farm
  • The Woods on a Snowy Evening

Classic Christmas

Deck the halls with candles inspired by classic Christmas colors! 

These delightfully festive candles are for those who go all-out with Christmas decorations, excitedly welcome Mariah Carey back on November 1, and are the first in their friend group to start planning holiday-themed activities.

Our Sonoma Tumbler Jars in red and green are festive yet refined thanks to their thick, seamless glass. We decorated them with gift tags secured by gold ribbons and selected time-honored holiday scents to fill the air with the Christmas spirit.

Will you be on the road this holiday season?

Our White Infinity Tins are a great travel-friendly alternative to glass containers! 

What are you creating for Christmas?

Share your Christmas candles, and all your handmade creations, with the CandleScience community. Tag us @CandleScience or use the #CandleScientist hashtag on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. We may feature you in our Stories or on our website!