How to make a Christmas Candle Centrepiece

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Make this wonderful Christmas Candle Centrepiece from foraged foliage and Christmas Tree Branches. A quick 15 minute project!

Christmas Candle DIY

You honestly cannot mess it up, great for a newbie. With basic elements, this fuss free project requires minimal effort for maximum wow!

Why you should make this Christmas Candle Centrepiece

  • Elegant– Adds a luxury feature to your Christmas table without the corresponding price tag! Your guests will think you went all out! A tall glowing Dinner Candle wrapped in fresh foliage is a beautiful sight while you and your family gather to eat your Christmas Dinner
  • Budget Friendly– I made this with Foraged Foliage, branches clipped from the back of my Christmas tree, left over Oasis Foam cuttings, Old Christmas decorations and saved Ribbon from last year
  • Its Easy– Not kidding, it takes less than 20 minutes! Simply fill a pot with Florist Foam, push a Candle into the middle and arrange the foliage around it, finish by adding a bauble or two, Pines cones, Cinnamon sticks and Ribbon…done!
Christmas Candle Centrepiece
  • Impressive– Adds a certain poshness to the dinner table!
  • Smells Incredible– You just cant beat fresh foliage at Christmas time! Tip* Add a scented candle and double up on the scented delight!
  • Share it- It doesn’t have to be a table Centrepiece, pop it on a windowsill, so your neighbours can enjoy it too!
  • Adaptable– Make it bigger! Use a trough pot to create a long four candle Table Centrepiece
Christmas Candle

How To Make A Christmas Candle Centrepiece

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Materials

Instructions

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  • Cut The Florist foam to size, so it sits snugly in the pot(I used left over Foam Cuttings, but a brick would be fine) Soak the foam in water for 5 minutes
  • If using a Coir pot, or a pot with a hole in the bottom, line the inside with cling film
  • Place the soaked foam in the pot and push the dinner Candle into the foam(In the centre)
  • Start at the back of the candle, longest foliage first and push into the foam, Continue to arrange the foliage, decreasing in size until you reach the front of the pot(see picture for visual demonstration)
Christmas Table Centrepiece
  • Decorate with a splash of colour, by attaching dried Orange Slices, a Bauble, Pine cones and floral elements (I used Skimmia)
  • Finally tie some Ribbon of your Choosing around the pot to finish.

Which Foliage to use?

My Christmas Candle Centrepiece Consisted of :

Ivy

Nordmann Fir Cuttings

Skimmia

Laurel Hedge Cuttings

Christmas table ideas

I love this Time of year! Its the perfect opportunity to get those creative juices flowing. This year I set myself the Challenge of decorating with mainly Foraged foliage. I know we are all feeling the financial pinch of late and Christmas is expensive enough without adding to the budget with Christmas decorations. Have a nosy at some of my other DIY Christmas Decorations below.

Love A Christmas Project?

Check out these other festive Homemade centrepieces!

How about some Christmas Baking too?

Try my Christmas Reindeer Loaf. Chocoholic? Check out my super easy Chocolate Bark Recipe

Did you make this Christmas Candle Centrepiece? If so, please leave a rating and a comment below. Did you take a picture? Great! Tag me on Instagram, I love to share your creations on my stories.

Christmas Candle Centrepiece

Active Time20 mins
Yield: 1 Candle Centrepiece

Equipment

  • 1 x 13 cm Coir Pot
  • Pruners
  • Florist Foam
  • Assorted Foliage
  • Dinner Candle
  • Christmas Baubles
  • Cinnamon Sticks
  • Pine Cones
  • Florist wire

Instructions

  • Cut The Florist foam to size, so it sits snugly in the pot. Soak the foam in water for 5 minutes
  • If using a coir pot, or a pot with a hole in the bottom, line the inside with cling film
  • Place the soaked foam in the pot and push the dinner Candle into the foam(In the centre)
  • Start at the back of the candle, longest foliage first and push into the foam, Continue to arrange the foliage, decreasing in size until you reach the front of the pot(see picture for demonstration)
  • Decorate with a splash of colour, by adding a Bauble, Pine cones and floral elements (I used Skimmia)
  • Finally tie some Ribbon of your Choosing around the pot

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