What is it about the warm, yellow glow of a lit candle that feels so very holiday? The moment December hits, I'm the girl who surrounds herself with a dozen candles to achieve that warm, flickering glow. So when Chesapeake Bay Candle approached me to test out a few candles from their newest line, called the Heritage Collection, I leapt at the chance. I figured I'd like them, but I didn't know just how much I'd love them. To illustrate that fact, today I'm sharing with you some unique ways to incorporate candles into your holiday decor. Each idea is super easy, but elevates the candle that much more.
For this first idea, you'll need a cake stand, some greenery, a few gold jingle bells and some mini ornaments. I used the Cypress & Oak Coffee Table Jar Candle for this one, because of its shorter height and multiple wicks. It has a pleasant aroma that is just strong enough to give the room a subtle perfume. Simply place the candle in the center, and arrange short, six inch evergreen branches around it. Keep layering them until it looks pleasing to you. Top with ornaments and bells, and you're finished!
The next look uses a taller Balsam Fir candle which smells just like the holidays from my childhood. All you'll need for this one is a slab of wood and two artificial red berry branches with wired stems. Bend them around the candle base and adjust the smaller branches until they look the way you'd like.
The effect is festive and colorful, without being fussy. This one plays the part of a centerpiece on my dining room table.
The third idea uses the Cinnamon Spice double wick candle, which is my absolute favorite. I'm a big fan of cinnamon to begin with, and this captures that spicy holiday scent perfectly. It is oval shaped, so I put it on a rectangular plate and surrounded it with rosemary. I highly recommend grabbing some the next time you're at the grocery store… it's so versatile for the holidays. This delicious-smelling candle sits next to our white tree in our living room, because that's where we spend the most time :)
You'll also get a hint of that yummy rosemary smell as the metal tin warms up.
And the last look uses their votive set. For this setup, I placed them among other plain pillar candles and tea lights in glasses on the mantle. I arranged more evergreen branches around them to add some texture, along with a couple of gold accents.
I hope you're inspired to dress up your candles a bit this holiday season… all it takes is a trip to the craft store or even just the produce aisle at the grocery store! And if you're on the hunt for a last minute gift, Chesapeake Bay Candle also has gift sets available.
Happy holidays friends!
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