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There comes a time of the year that is rather more appropriate for decorating pretty candles around your home with their eye-catching elegance than any other .You might be wondering which time of the year it might be? Maybe Halloween, but nonetheless, all of the candles are mostly hidden inside pumpkins.We are of course talking about the winter holiday season. So, if you need a centerpiece for a turkey dinner, or some big pillar candles for lighting up the darkened windows in your house after the sun goes down, then there are multiple festive ways for dressing up your candles cheaply and easily for holidays. Check out these 17 DIY Holiday Candle Holder Ideas to try out today.
A Woodland Christmas
Feeling the rustic look this season? The winter foliage is surely an adorable way of dressing up your house for holidays. And without any doubts, chunks of wood can make perfect candle holders that are very attractive. Have a look at this creative project from Marty’s Musings that requires you to undergo a bit of carving for making room for some read tea lights. Check it out!
Similarly, pinecones also work perfect as an alternative to wood chunks. However, you may need a bigger pinecone to fit in the candles. Artificial pinecones would also do the job. You can easily find them at any craft store. Check this glittering pinecone candle holder from A Little Loveliness.
But if you were intrigued by the first idea of wood chunks, then consider this birch wood for adding some extra designs to its bark. The Etsy Shop Twigs and Blossoms sells these adorable candle holders along with snowflakes that are designed occasionally, if you are willing to buy them readymade.
Or, for a natural way of bringing the lovely scent of cinnamon in your home, you can also wrap large pillar of candles with cinnamon sticks like the below taken from the Home Stories A to Z. When the candles are lit, their fire warms the sticks and aids in stimulating their lovely and pleasant aroma in the room.
Cozy by the Fire
It seems like the sweater is not only for people, hairless cats and your pet dogs. You can also be creative with them, and put sweater like knits on a plain looking pillar candle. Check out these glamorous and gorgeous collection of sweater sleeved candle holders featured by Digs Digs . You can put candles in glass cylinders, and then place a knitted wool over the glass for preventing fires.
Do you have some extra bunch of Christmas candies lying around? Instead of wasting them or eating them, you can use them for decorating. The Etsy Shop Pine Knobs and Crickets sells these adorable little mason jar candle holders filled with candies, and are easy enough to make them on your own.
Stonewall Kitchen added a little twist on Christmas candy idea. They have glued candies to a large pillar candle.
And for the taper candles, the candy canes can also be used to match up their length. Check out this neat and clean idea from Be What We Love.
For making your own Christmas Shaped candles, you can also use a regular cookie cutter. The Pop Sugars shows an awesome DIY Tutorial for doing this.
Of course, you cannot bring the snow inside or near the flame. However, you can certainly recreate the same look. For doing this, use Epsom salts and glitter. It will do the trick for you. Check these adorable mason jar candle holders taken from Her Toolbet. It uses Epsom salts for tracing some very wintery designs.
An alternative to Epsom salt can be a less messy white craft maker or paint for drawing snowflakes on mason jars same as this one from A Beautiful Mess.
Well, if you aren’t really afraid of the glitter, then you can use it on the candle holders for adding a real shimmery effect that will make it appealing in the light of the flame. Check these fabulous icicle candle holders taken from Homemade Home Ideas.
For a much simplified option, you can also fill some mason jars with Epsom salts, and then place the candles in them. Check these from My Untangled Life. It really looks like snow.
Alternatively, you can also go all out by blending the snowy Epsom salt effect with shimmer of glitter. Chatelaine recently featured these adorable colored mason jars rolled in both salts and glitter. This gives an appealing touch to it.
DIY Holiday Candle Holder Ideas- Floating Flames
The floating flame candles look gorgeous. It also makes it an easy DIY option for you to try in the holiday season. You can fill pretty glass bowls with Christmas plants and flowers same as these creations with holly in them taken from Christian PF.
Here Pop Sugar shows you how to utilize a simple wine glass and cranberries along with a floating candle to give a super easy, elegant and exotic touch.
Got some extra Christmas ball ornaments that don’t fit on tree? Well, you can throw them in a big glass cylinder same as Brady Lou, and then pair them up with round floating candles that can blend right in easily.
Candles are and will always remain a beautiful item to use on holidays. However, care always comes first. Never put them in places where they can be knocked easily or a child in your home can reach it. Also never leave your candles unattended, no matter how great they look. You cannot sacrifice your safety and house for beauty. How do you decorate your home and candles for Christmas season? We would love to have your take on this topic so feel free to share your thoughts in the comment section below.