Get Glowing For Christmas
Christmas Candles in Vases
Candlelight is a wonderful way to bring a warm ambiance to any room at any time of the year but at Christmas time the effect is especially nice. You can use many different vase styles as candle holders with one or two simple enhancements.
A very simple, yet elegant idea involves a short cylinder vase, a pillar candle and some small pinecones. Just sit the 6″ pillar candle in the vase and add a few pinecones around it. Add a candle ring, if desired.
Employ a trio of 4″ square square vases wrapped in some pretty wire-edged ribbon as candle holders. Use hot glue to secure the ribbon to the vase. I discovered that you can easily remove the glue from the vase after Christmas when you want the vases for something else.
We used a base of faux snow and added some gold-colored candles. These would look nice used in a row on the dining table.
Quick Tip: You could also use be-ribboned vases like these to hold candy or nuts.
Here’s an idea that serves the duel purpose of candle holder/candy dispenser. We started with a pair of hurricane vases, added a garland of red beads to the bottom of each one and topped with a white votive candle.
Then, we hung candy canes to frame the candles front and back. I would recommend removing the candy canes or replacing them with plastic replicas before you light the candles. Alternatively, you could use battery-operated candles to get the flicker without the flame.
Quick tip: If you’re using tea lights anywhere this season, you can buy the sets that have snowflake designs and sparkles on them, but once you light them, it won’t take long for the design to disappear. You can get more candles for your buck by just buying a package of 16 regular tea lights. Save the fancy ones for gift giving.