Do you just love candles, so much that every room of your house has a few in it? Well, if not, perhaps you should. A friend of mine insists that lighting and smells are two of the easiest and most important things you can do to create a nice environment. He said you could pretty much decorate inside a cardboard box, and if the lighting and smell were right, it would be an inviting space. Once I heard this, I realized he was right, and I got to outfitting my place with as many great smelling and looking candles as I could. Turns out candles are really expensive, though, especially the pretty ones. If you are like me and your budget can not quite accommodate buying all the candles you want, then you should try DIYing some. Check out these easy ideas, from mason jar projects to cute little candles in shells, teacups or flowerpots. Make lots, as these DIY candle ideas make some of the most thoughtful handmade gifts around.