Thursday, December 17, 2009

Creative Christmas Candlescapes

I was browsing the Better Homes and Gardens site and came across a feature on holiday candle displays that caught my eye. These are just a few that I would totally copy in my house!

Hazardous? Potentially. Beautiful? Definitely!

This makes me wish we had a fireplace and mantel. I feel like I'm missing out on so much decor potential!

Reminiscent of a cool, icy, winter wonderland
Love the contrast between the pure white candles and the earthy twigs.

 Why stop with just one or two candles when you can have nine?

Perfectly festive - and a great use for a cake pedestal!

Wine glasses pull double-duty as candle holders when placed upside down on a nice serving tray.

Place votive or tealight into skinny cylinder vase. Place skinny vase into wide vase. Add fake snow and other accents to create your own candlescape!

So simple, but so fun!  I love mini ornaments.

Any of these light your fire? Or maybe you've already used one of these ideas -- and if so, kudos to you for your creative candlescaping skills!


Sara @ Russet Street Reno said...

I am especially interested in trying the 9 candles in a square idea - how simple yet striking! I am such a nut for candles. Thanks for all the inspiring pics!

micah @ the yellow front door said...

I like the candles on the staircase but there's no way we could do that with two dogs! (wah wah wah)

Mrs. Chic said...

I love the sqaure candles idea! It's so pretty - I love it.

Make sure you stop by my blog, I'm having a giveaway :)

Amanda said...

Sara - I love candles too, but I hate to burn the ones that are really pretty!

Micah - Yes, that would most certainly spell disaster!

Mrs. Chic - Thanks for the tip, I'll be sure to enter!

design_aholic said...

I love the first one, but I don't have stairs in my house! I also want to try to add candles to our fireplace one of these days, and that fireplace photo you found is great inspiration :)

Danielle and Clint said...

It's funny how something as simple as candles can be so classic. Great collection here!

Sharon said...

Great images, especially the stair one, but it's not really practical.

I like the simple 9 in a square and the white candles on the unturned wine glasses ... could try both of those.

Kristi W. said...

Hi Amanda! Thanks for finding and commenting on my blog. I'm adding yours to my reader list and will add a link on my blog too. :)

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Nathalie Uy said...

Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try. Keep sharing ideas. Have a good day :)


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