Decorating for the holidays is one of the best ways to get into the holiday spirit. From greenery and pine cones to candles and candy canes, adding holiday décor to our homes brings bright and cheerful feeling into our homes even on the cold days of winter. As we prepare to decorate our homes, we’ve looked at some of our favourite tips for incorporating candles into your mantle or dinner table display.
Nothing says Christmas quite like using greenery to decorate. Whether it’s a classic Christmas tree or a mantle display with pine and spruce sprigs, greenery is a versatile and eco-friendly way to get your home ready for the holiday season. When creating a display with greenery you can use tall candle holders to give your display height and ensure that candles are far away from anything flammable. Votives and tealights are perfect to use in a raised holders as they their required glass cups give off a fantastic glow, and cups mean the candle and wax is well contained even with drafts.
Sometimes you may find that you love the look of tall beeswax pillars or decorative ornamentals amongst the surrounding branches, cones and other items in your display. We love this too, and it simply means that those candles will be solely decorative, not for lighting! You can even do a hybrid of both options, with some candles surrounded by branches that aren’t lit and others safely raised above that illuminate everything with the captivating amber glow of beeswax.
Candle lanterns and hurricane are also popular for Christmas decorating. They are a timeless classic for any season and are great for displays as the glass protects other decor from getting too close to candle – but keep in mind lanterns and hurricanes can still get hot and need their space. When decorating with lanterns and hurricanes, ensure that the container is much larger than the candle, allowing for adequate heat dissipation and air flow. In smaller containers, look to smaller candles such as tealights and votives as these will burn most effectively, and even more brightly than large candles.