Easy centerpieces with candles can create the perfect ambiance. It takes just a few simple steps and minimal materials to make your table look stunning.
From tea lights and pillars to votives and tapers, you can create an attractive centerpiece with candlelight.
I’m gonna show you that with just a few items, you can craft beautiful and easy centerpieces with candles that will encourage conversation and wow your guests. From contemporary to classic and elegant, you can create stunning, eye-catching centerpieces that don’t require a lot of time or money—no Pinterest-level skills necessary.
Candles are an easy, versatile, and affordable way to create stunning centerpieces. Whether you prefer classic elegance, modern minimalism, or romantic vibes, candles can bring the right atmosphere to any room.
Candles can be just the thing to set the tone and create a visually stunning display. With minimal effort and maximum impact, you can create easy centerpieces with candles to liven up any occasion.
How to Create Easy Centerpieces with Candles
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1. Use Vases as Candle Holders for Your Centerpiece
Vases are great to double as pillar candle holders.
They just need to have a wide enough opening for the candle to fit inside and be fairly transparent so the flame can be seen.
Check out the simple blue and white centerpiece below.
Just take a pretty napkin and put it diagonally on your table. Then add three wide-mouth vases that coordinate with the napkin colors. I chose to use one large vase and two smaller ones on each side.
Then add your pillar candles.
So simple and pretty!
2. Use a Tray to Create a Sweet Candle Centerpiece
Create an easy candle centerpiece using a tray.
For this centerpiece, I started with an antique dresser scarf. It’s shorter than a table runner, so doesn’t cover the length of the table. Which is wonderful if you want to show off your table.
Then I added a tray filled with pebbles. In the middle of the pebbles, I place a soft sage pillar candle and completed the look with three Sola wood flowers.
Isn’t it sweet and delicate!
3. One Large Candle Holder as a Statement Piece
Using one pillar candle can make a statement on a table. Especially when it’s such an easy centerpiece to create.
Place a pretty placemat in the center of your table. Then add a large pillar candle holder that matches the colors in the placemat.
Adding a glitter candle makes this centerpiece a show-stopper.
4. Create a Long Centerpiece with a Table Runner
If you have a table runner you love, then this simple centerpiece is one you should copy.
Just place the table runner down the middle of your table. Then line a row of pretty votive candle holders down the middle of the runner.
Make sure the colors match!
5. Vary the Heights of Your Candles
If you want to create a statement with an easy candle centerpiece, vary the height of your candles.
For this centerpiece, I started with a scarf and scrunched it up diagonally across my table. Then I alternated short glass candlesticks and tall black taper candle holders.
In the black candle holders, I placed short thick candles, and in the glass candle holders, I added skinny medium-height candles.
The varying heights create a dramatic looking centerpiece.
Creating Centerpieces with Candles is Easy
See how easy and stylish it can be to create simple candle centerpieces.
Candles create beautiful, easy centerpieces for any occasion. Not only do they provide a warm, inviting atmosphere, they also allow for a range of designs, from the minimal to the spectacular. With a few simple materials, you can make stunning table decorations that require little effort and money.
Best of all ~ creating easy centerpieces with candles allows you to save time, money, and effort while still making a stunning centerpiece.
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