As you probably know by now, I am from Denmark and we Danes love candles. Living up north it gets really dark in the winter which is why candles are great (plus it is super cosy). I have touch this subject a bit in an earlier post, but I thought that I would tell some more about Christmas candle decoration ideas and how you can make a beautiful Christmas decoration with candles.
This is my calendar candle decoration and I only spend about 10 minutes making it. I used clay on a wooden base (just a thin piece cut from a tree stump). I pressed the clay down onto the wood and placed the candle in the middle.
If you can’t get a calendar candle anywhere then you can just use a regular candle, or you can paint numbers on a regular candle with candle paint.
Then I started to build from the back with small pine twigs. I found some bags with glittery foam balls I placed a bit randomly in the front. In my box of Christmas things I found some leftovers from last year and used a few of those things in the back as well. That was it.
When I make decorations with candles I always keep in mind that I will have a burning candle in the middle and I don’t want anything to catch fire. So I make sure that nothing is going near where the flame will me. I also remember to cover the clay. Big spots with visible clay is not pretty.
You can do so much more than this. You can use glitter, paint and fake snow if you want to. You can add small figures, moss, acorns, glass balls or whatever small things you have lying around.
My other Christmas decoration with candles is my Advent decoration. I found this beautiful tray at my local supermarket and knew that it would be perfect for this. I used the same glitter foam balls as I did in the other decoration along with pine twigs that I just put in there randomly.
Before you say anything… yes, I edited the background of my pictures. I thought that it would work better with a neutral background instead of the mess I had on my coffee table 😉
Christmas Candle Decorations from previous years
I remembered that I had taken photos of some of the decorations I had made previously and want to show you, what else you can do.
On the two above, I used a small bowl that I wrapped in tinfoil before I put clay inside and decorated with pine twig, small figures and glass balls.
This was my Advent decoration one year. I had a glass plate I used as the base, I used clay to hold everything on there and then sprayed with some snow spray to make a winter landscape where my figures could live.
As you can see, there is no specific way to make a Christmas candle decoration.
Things to keep in mind
Some of you may think that this is self-explanatory, but I will address them anyway, just to be on the safe side.
- DON’T EVER put anything near the flame!
- DON’T EVER place the decoration near curtains or anything else that risk catching the flame!
- If you want to be able to move the decoration around, you will probably want to make sure the things on it will stay in place.
As to the creative part
- Think about what expression you want – consider colors, figures and so on.
- Remember to cover all the clay, it you want to use clay.
- It doesn’t have to be expensive to look expensive.
- It’s supposed to be fun – So have fun with it!
Things you might need
There are some things that you will need to make your own beautiful decoration and I will list them for you, and link to some of them, so you don’t have to look for it elsewhere.
- A base – a glass plate, a flower pot, a small bowl, wood slices, a tray
- Tea Light Holders (If you want to use tea lights you will need them to be a little high)
- Other ornament twigs
- Glass ornaments
- Other ornaments
- Fake snow
- Snow spray
- Small Christmas figures
Late for calendar candle
I know that it is a bit late for making calendar candle, but it’s never too late to make a decoration and you can always make it without a calendar candle. I hope you will enjoy making some beautiful Christmas decorations and that you have been inspired by my Christmas candle decoration ideas. Please leave a comment and tell me about your own Christmas candle decorations.