When you think of Christmas, what are the first things that spring to mind? Santa, gifts, carols, family gatherings, decorations perhaps? Christmas means many things to people and we all celebrate in different ways.
For us here at Candled, Christmas is a time of year where we are able to really celebrate, light has played an integral part in Christmas celebrations for centuries and candles are often used to represent that light. Christians often burn candles in their windows and use them in advent wreaths. Candles are often used as part of church services over the festive period and were used to decorate Christmas trees before the invention of electric lights.
Nowadays, most families light candles at some point during the Christmas celebrations and they have become an irreplaceable part of our Christmas décor. Festive Christmas candle decorations are an incredibly effective way to fill your home with holiday cheer as candlelight really evokes the spirit of the season and helps to create that cosy, joyful feeling we all love.
Over the years, we’ve seen many great projects that use our candles to create displays that would make beautiful Christmas centrepieces. It never ceases to amaze us just how creative our customers can be and we’d like to share some of those projects with you in case they inspire you to engage your green fingers and create your own festive Christmas candle decorations.
Sharon from @blondies78 has created these earthy woodland decorations featuring our luxury LED dinner candles. She has chosen a rustic terracotta plant pot and filled it with foraged foliage including fern leaves and sprigs of pink heather.
This is a really easy centrepiece to create as you can literally fill the pot with your foliage and insert the candle straight in the middle. It helps to have some oasis in the bottom of the pot to ensure that your candle is the right height and stand up straight.
Depending on where you use this, you could create more of them and display them in groups or in a line down the centre of the dining table for example for a show-stopping centrepiece.
You can also see our luxury LED pillar candle in the background housed in a beautiful rustic lantern. The distressed finish gives it a lovely shabby chic feel and the light is softly diffused through the glass.
Natalie of @the_little_paint_workshop created a similar table decoration by lining a small pot with moss and then inserting one of our luxury LED pillar candles into the centre. Again a super simple and cheap idea, but it looks really chic.
This is perfect for people who have a more minimal interior design style or for Scandinavian inspired interiors. But it would work equally well in a farmhouse style home.
Caryl is the owner of @violetgreydecorative, a dealer in the UK who specialise in unique antiques for the garden and home. She has used an antique urn here to create this gorgeous festive Christmas candle decoration. She has filled the urn with pine needle branches and pine cones and placed one of our luxury LED pillar candles in the centre. She has finished it off by surrounding the base with ivy, more pine cones and some delicate twinkly fairy lights.
This one is another creation by Caryl of @violetgreydecorative and this time she has created a Christmassy cluster of candles entwined with foliage, cinnamon sticks and decorative objects. The varying heights of the pillar candles really draw your eye along the cluster and creates multiple focus points.
The festive season wouldn’t be complete without a Christmas wreath. This beautiful creation is the work of Kerrie of @bobbincottage. It looks like she has used faux foliage here along with some ribbon and what looks like artificial pears. This untraditional take on a wreath features one of our luxury LED pillar candles in a hurricane lantern as the centrepiece. But it could equally incorporate four faux dinner candles and be used as an advent wreath.
Not your typical festive tablescape, this beautiful boho-inspired table dressing by Sarah of @dreamsceneevents has a heavy focus on natural materials, textures and colours. The linen napkins and seagrass placemats look particularly good against the crisp white table linen. The green foliage that runs the length of the table is interspersed with glass vases of fluffy pampas grass and our luxury LED pillar candles create a focal point in those tall, decorative candlesticks.
Tracy over @flowerpotcottage has created this cosy Christmas mantle display using the branches of a Christmas tree interspersed with large heads of dried hydrangea and twinkling fairy lights. She has also added two of our dinner candles (size 6″x7/8″) to create gorgeous glowing focal points.
The Christmas table is probably one of the most important parts of decorating for Christmas, especially if you are entertaining friends and family. It’s generally accepted that we need to go above and beyond for this festive meal so that it feels special and a little indulgent.
Here, Sarah of @cannscottage has gone for a traditional theme of red, white and green using themes crockery, table runner and place mats to really set the scene. Then, the crowning glory, of course, is that fantastic table centre; a stunning wreath with a pillar candle in a hurricane jar in the centre. Further dinner candles on either side of the wreath add an extra warm glow to this beautiful tablescape.
We hope that these examples have inspired you to create your own festive Christmas candle decorations for the holidays. If you use our candles in your creations we’d love for you to share them on social media.