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Note from shop owner Thank you for visiting my shop. Due to a sudden illness I will be away for awhile. Have a great summer!

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Jul 1, 2018

Thank you for visiting my shop. Due to a sudden illness I will be away for awhile. Have a great summer!


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About HappyAccidentCandles

Sales 359
On Etsy since 2008

If you don't find the perfect candle already in my shop, I will make it for you.

Welcome to my shop! My candles are creations of love and imagination. I use recycled jars and containers whenever possible, along with vintage containers, tea and coffee cup sets, Depression glass and crystal containers...and anything else I can find to design a unique accessory for your personality and your environment. Please take a moment to look around. I'm sure you will find just the right candle for yourself or for a gift for someone special! If you don't find one already made, I will be happy to make one just for you. And now...because I also love to collect anything old, I am sharing my collections with you.

I specialize in what I call 3-D Collage ~ I’ll attach anything to anything with anything! I love a large variety of materials and I especially enjoy using them in ways other than that for which they are usually intended ~ and often “HAPPY ACCIDENTS” occur when I least expect them! That really gets my creative juices going! The result can be a single item, a set or a vignette, but it’s always a “one of a kind.” I apply this process to candles and candle holders in this shop. Many of my candles are the result of looking at an obstacle to what I am trying to create as a challenge. I try different things and figure out another way to make my vision a reality. Sometimes, I find a solution quickly but often the candle will go in a whole new direction. I don't try to force a result. I work more organically and the result is better than my original vision. A Happy Accident occurs! Sometimes it's as simple as a misplaced or unintended embellishment that changes the whole feel of the candle. I just go with the new flow.

I also try to apply this same philosophy to my life. Instead of looking at life's problems or obstacles as negative situations that I can't overcome, I try to approach it creatively. I look at is a a challenge to be solved with a positive outcome by stepping back and looking at the parts...is there any part of this situation that I can change to make it better? Often, the solution creates a "Happy Accident" where a potentially negative situation became a positive one.

I have received tremendous feedback about how appreciated my candles are as gifts. You might not think of buying one for yourself...but others LOVE receiving them!

I welcome any custom requests, whether it be one special candle or a large quantity for a wedding or special occasion. Just send me a message and I'll see what I can do for you! 100% satisfaction is guaranteed on all of my candles.

Shop members

  • Stephani


    I've always created art out of what could be found around me. Some were gifts but most were just for fun. Having an Etsy shop allows me to stretch my creative wings as far as they can spread, have a lot of fun while I'm doing it & make new friends!

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Last updated on May 27, 2018
Frequently asked questions
Care instructions

Candles should be kept from extreme heat or cold.
Candles should be burned in an area free of drafts and flammable objects.
Candles should be kept out of the reach of children and pets.

Gift wrapping and packaging

I offer FREE gift wrapping and personalized notes on individual items. (not large quantity custom orders)

Custom and personalized orders

I am willing to work with you on any special request. I will do my best to make the candle of your dreams.

I am open to large custom orders for weddings, showers and parties. Send me a message and we can discuss the details. A deposit will be required and will be determined by the size of the order and the materials needed.