During this holiday season, there is nothing more that I love than to come home from a long day of work, light some candles, grab a cup of tea and relax.
The holidays are the perfect time to create beautiful candle displays in your home. Whether you place your candles on the mantle, dining room table, coffee table or somewhere else in your home, be creative and make a statement.
Here are a few of my favorite holiday candle displays to inspire you.
Simply Beautiful. This mercury glass cake stand is dressed up with cedar sprigs, miniature ornaments and a simple pillar candle. Decorating doesn’t get easier than this.
I love the mix of candle shapes combined with the metal branch candle holders. During the holidays, white candles are a great way to bring a bit of airiness into rooms decorated with lots of bold Christmas colors.
I’ve become obsessed with vintage tea cups of late. I love the idea of using them as candle holders. These would be pretty perched along the mantle, dressing up a bathroom vanity, or an individual place setting piece on the dining table. Have fun and mix and match the patterns for a really festive look.
How creative is this? Turn a few of your dressiest wine and water goblets on their head and use them as candle holders. I love the mix of crystal and silver. A touch of glitter has been added to the candles for added sparkle.
These beautiful holiday luminaries, created by Martha Stewart are not only inexpensive (brown paper bags and paper dollies), but they ar also easy to make. These candleholders will look beautiful inside your home, and I also think they would be stunning placed along an outside walkway. Get how-to instructions, here!
Here’s another take on candle holders adorned with paper. Here, decorative scrapbook paper and gift wrap are used to line the outside of clear candle hurricanes. The silvery gray color is just so elegant and unexpected.
Berry rings sit atop ceramic planters, and create a beautiful frame for tall pillar candles.
Easy as one, two, three. 1) Glass Jar, 2) A little sand, and 3) A grouping of taper candles!
What a fun way to dress up a side table, by grouping different size glass jars, some evergreen branches and a bold star. I also love the miniature Christmas trees in paper wrapped pots below the table.
This is one of my favorite images–one that I have shared in many of my holiday decorating workshops. Want to create this look, follow the steps below!
1. Purchase an inexpensive wall dressing mirror from your local discount store. Paint the frame gold or silver, and then place the mirror in the center of your dining table.
2. Gather a grouping of glass and crystal candle holders, making sure you have a variety of sizes and styles. Arrange the candle holders along the surface of the mirror.
3. Add a few flower bunches, placed in decorative vases, along the mirror surface.
And you’re done!
Here, a decorative ribbon has been taped (double-sided tape) around the candle. Not only do I love these candles for decorating, but I love the idea of creating a few of these for gift giving. And, you are really make them your own by using ribbons that coordinate with your Christmas decor or gift wrap.
Here’s another take on embellished candles. Ribbons and initial sticker labels give these candle character, and grouping them altogether really makes a statement.
What a great ideas for an arrangement on your covered porch or deck.
Many of the candle arrangements above utilize unscented candles, which is great when you have multiple candles grouped together. But, I always like to have at least one scented candle in my home during the holidays, to really give me that feeling of Christmas. Here are my top holiday scented candles.
If you haven’t tried the Thymes Frasier Fur candle, you’re missing out. The scent is incredible and really smells like a fresh-cut Christmas tree. This is my all-time favorite holiday candle.
If you don’t have a fireplace in your home, but want the smell of a crackling fire, this is the candle for your. And, after the holidays, make sure to try some of the other fabulous Diptyque scents!
I’ve carried this candle in my store for years and it is always a top seller. One of the things I like most about Illume, is that their candle scents come in a variety of packaging options, so there is a look for every decor style. The Balsam and Cedar is a great holiday scent that will even work well in your home, into the new year.
The Nouvelle Candle Company makes great candles! During the holidays, I love to burn Savannah Holly and other times of the year, my favorite scent is Crepe Myrtle. You can buy Nouvelle candles at Monarchesheaven.com.
If you don’t already have holiday candles in your home, it’s not too late. Stop by your favorite gift store, and pick up a few for yourself and for last-minute gift giving!
Do you have a favorite holiday scented candle?
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