Creative Candles Ideas
something lovely and calming about the soft flicker of a candle
flame. No wonder we
love to decorate with them.
are one of those basic items
of decor that never seem to go out of style and that’s because
they are so adaptable and so affordable, especially if you buy
them at your friendly neighborhood dollar store.
creative candle displays for your home is an easy, fun way to
stretch your decorating budget.
we’ve combined a three-inch tri-colored pillar candle with a set
of three floating candles on an eight-inch flower-shaped plate.
Just because the three smaller candles are made to float
doesn’t mean they always have to be set in water.
pillar candle, $1.00
three flower candles, $1.00
Another idea that can be used just about anywhere is this set, also using floating candles more for display than for actual use. The rectangular pillar is 4” in height. This display cost about $3.00 as well.
Inspiration for this candle display came from the flowerpot-shaped votive candleholders. Simply fill each one with mini river rocks and top with floral candles in complimentary
colors. You can choose to keep all of the colors the same or mix and match, as here. They make a summery
centerpiece inside or out or simply display them on a bookshelf.
- Votive candleholders – one dollar each
- Floating candles – three for a dollar (one color per package)
- Mini river rocks – one bag for a dollar
Here's another summery
idea for a table centerpiece. All you need is a bamboo placemat,
two square luncheon plates, a bag of seashells, some white
decorative sand and two pillar candles. Cost, $7.00. Use this idea
throughout the summer or to help invoke a warm weather mood during
a mid-winter luau party.
You may not find exactly these same items in a store near you; so let these ideas serve as inspiration for your own unique sense of dollar store style. Most of the candles you can get at the dollar store come in a variety of
colors so that you can pick the shades that best suit your room or your mood. Ideas for candle displays are limited only by
Please see the Decorating With
Candles site map for more candle ideas.