Do you change out your decor for the seasons? Buying candles and other accessories in summer, fall, winter and spring colors can get expensive. That is why I usually end up buying neutral colors and updating them to coordinate with the time of year. There are several ways to do this on the cheap.
I love how Jaime at Crafty Scrappy Happy used Martha Stewart glass paint to bring her candles into fall. Her upcycled candle DIY is a must see.
For my Halloween mantel this year (o.k., it is a piano top, but whatever), I used black crepe paper and card stock to tie my candles into the Halloween theme. Cut a decorative edge, or just make stripes, wrap around the candle and tape in place in the back. Super easy and cheap.