Rolled Chocolate Wafer Candle Display

So the other day I was perusing through one of my favorite stores, non other than the Dollar Tree when I came across these cans of Pirouline Chocolate Wafers and my mouth began to water. Oh how I miss them! You see, these used to be one of my VERY favorite things to eat during the holidays and then 2.5  years ago I found out I was gluten-intolerant so no more rolled chocolate wafers for me! I stood there staring at all of these cans of goodness and then IT came to me…If I can’t eat these little pieces of heaven then I am going to decorate with them! And a whole can for $1? I couldn’t pass that up.

SO that in a nutshell is how I got my inspiration for this project, standing in the middle of the dollar store and day dreaming about food. I know, really glamorous! But in all seriousness, I get a lot of my inspiration from the dollar store. Since I don’t have a big craft store near by (I live out in the hicks) and the small local craft store is a bit pricey, I always head straight for the dollar store whenever I need to gather some inspiration. I will tell you this, NOT all dollar stores are the same though! I LOVE the Dollar Tree stores because they have fabulous inventory and tons of home decor. There is always something to be inspired by there.  And I’ll let you in on a little secret, MOST of my holiday decor this year is all from the dollar store :)

And I digress. Here is what you are waiting for… My editable candle display.

DIY christmas candle display

They look delicious don’t they? I’m so glad I get to enjoy my artisan rolled chocolate wafers again this year, even if I’m not actually eating them :)

I incorporated the pine cones and jute into the display to go with my rustic Christmas theme.

DIY christmas candle display

How To:

If you are intrigued on how to make these, here is a quick tutorial.

Here’s what you need:

  • 6 cans of artisan rolled chocolate wafers. You can find these at the Dollar Tree for $1 a can. ( I know only 3 cans are pictured below, but I ended up using about 5 1/2 cans)
  • 3 cylinder vases. You can find these at the Dollar Tree for $1 a piece.
  • 3 disk-shaped candles. I had some left over from our wedding, but you should be able to find them just about any where.
  • 60″ of jute

To assemble the candles, begin by standing each cookie vertically into the cylinder vase. Repeat until they are snug into the vase. Mine fit perfectly in the vase and were so snug that I didn’t have to use any glue. Once you are finished place the candle directly on top.

I placed my candles onto a silver tray I found around the house and then added some pine cones (also from the Dollar Tree) because I’m a big fan of using natural elements in just all of my projects.

Once I placed the candles on top, I wasn’t happy with the seam between the cookies and the candles so I wrapped some jute around the vases to add a little decoration. MUCH better! Whew.

So what do you think? Is it cute enough to stick around the holiday season or would you rather eat the yummy cookies?! :)

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Taryn is the owner/editor of Design, Dining and Diapers, a lifestyle blog that focuses on DIY home decor, design, seasonal crafts, easy recipes and just being a mom! She is all about making things for less by upcycling thrift store finds and using what’s on hand. Taryn lives in the greater Seattle area with her husband, 3 year old daughter and 1 year old son.

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  1. says

    Oh I just love this idea. They are my husbands favorite though so I don’t think they would last long enough to look cute.
    Love it!

  2. says

    I love the way this looks – unfortunately I don’t have enough self control to attempt this! I’m afraid i would sneak one every time I passed by – by the end of the day they’d just be plain candles!

  3. says

    These are VERY clever. I love how the wafers blend so nicely with the pine cones. I’m a big fan of natural decor too. My son LOVES those cookies, I suspect they would slowly disappear as the season progressed. :)

  4. lauren says

    how on earth did you not eat them all before this project was done. my mom always keeps these in our pantry hidden so when i go home i always snoop for them :) merry christmas. love this idea.

  5. says

    How very clever of you, but I would of had to eat several of them, which would of left me short, and then I would have to run back to the Dollar Tree. Really quite pretty, and imaginative on your part. Please share this post this at Sunday’s Best at 4 pm today. Got to share this idea.

  6. says

    Good Morning, Taryn!
    What a sweet place you have here! Stopping by fir the first time and enjoyed visiting. This project is lovely. I really like the neutral colors and textures from the sleek glass vase with the pine cones and swirled cookies. Nice design.
    Kindly, Lorraine

  7. Jennifer says

    Thank you for this!!! These are beautiful & simple. This gave me the idea to use cinnamon sticks in place of the cookies for a longer lasting candle and a slightly different look! You can get the cinnamon sticks from the Dollar Tree as well!!!


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