View Full Version : Candles for the holidays?
10-27-2004, 02:02 PM
I'm working on setting up my centerpieces and decorations for the holidays - Thanksgiving thru New Years - and I would LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to do something with some candle arrangements. Over the mantel, tables, etc..
My problem is this.. I typically buy my candles at Yankee Candle, but for what I want to do, it would be a real budget buster. Their candles tend to be on the more expensive end.
Where can I get inexpensive pillar candles - just plain white and ivory, and no scent?
10-27-2004, 02:07 PM
and just so everyone knows.....
I THOUGHT I was posting on the "Everything Else" board....
No good tasting candles here....
10-27-2004, 02:09 PM
How about putting voltive candles in different sized glasses and then wrapping the glasses with sheets of beeswax? They give off a soft glow and can be made with different colors.
10-27-2004, 02:16 PM
You can usually find inexpensive pillar candles at craft stores, like Hobby Lobby or Michaels. That's my best solution.
I'd love to know what you're planning on creating for a centerpiece.
10-27-2004, 02:39 PM
I'm not sure where in the ATL area you live, but if it's not too far from you I'd suggest trying an AMAZING store called The Pottery in Commerce, GA. It's this huge warehouse-type place that sells all sorts of home stuff dirt cheap. I got all the candles, ribbon, vases, and hurricane lamps to make centerpieces for my wedding there - they had by far the best prices of anyplace in the ATL area. I live about an hour from there, and it's worth the trip for me!
10-27-2004, 02:43 PM
I love DmOrtega's idea!
10-27-2004, 02:44 PM
Are you planning on burning the candles, or just for decor. I find that SOME cheap, non-scented candles, have a odor to them (can't pinpoint what it is exactly) that I can't stand. This time of year, you may be able to find some at Costco or Sam's. I remember buying a box of several pillars and other sizes for a fraction of the cost of some stores. Even though they were scented, they really lacked any real scent though. You can get inexpensive ones in dollar stores too.
10-27-2004, 02:47 PM
You might also want to try Target or Wal-Mart or K-Mart. They have candles too, and probably for much cheaper. Oh, and Cost Plus World Market if you have one of them.
10-27-2004, 02:52 PM
Don't know if they have The Christmas Tree Shops near you, but this store always has lots of candles and decorations and things that are realy cheap! I was at Ikea the other day and they had some Christmas candles there that were pretty cheap too. Hopefully this helps.
10-27-2004, 07:20 PM
I saw unscented white candles at K-Mart, but I think I only saw the tealight and votive sizes. I might get some myself...scented is nice, but sometimes it just gets to be too much!
10-28-2004, 09:42 AM
I actually bought some really great decorative pillar candles at the Dollar Store. I would also look in Walmart and stores like Marhshalls/Home Goods/TJ Maxx.
10-28-2004, 09:51 AM
I bought different size voltive candles that I'm using on Thankgiving day that smell just like pumpkin pie spice. The scent is just heavenly.
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