Want to create a centerpiece with no flowers? Combine candles with ribbons, stones, shells, glass nuggets, or marbles, in a variety of easy-to-make centerpieces.
Fill terracotta pots with candle wax and wicks, and display them on your patio. Earthenware comes in an amazing array of vases, jugs, jars and urns, with dazzling shapes. Stick tapers, pillars or votive candles into the openings. Instant country-style candle holders, needing no other adornment!
You don't need any special skills to put non-floral centrepieces like these together. An eye for colour and design helps, but basically you'll just indulge your own whims and fancies.
Ideas for Non-Flower Centerpieces:Click on pictures to enlarge
Heart Shaped Candle Holders with Scented Tea Lights
Spice up your Valentine's Day. Scent your home with the delectable smells of apple and cinnamon.
Crystal hearts make stylish holders for a pair of red tealights. Vary the candle colors and scents for different occasions, and keep your dècor up-to-date.
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Orrefors Crystal Heart Shaped Tealight Holder
What better way to say, "My heart belongs to you?" This handcrafted heart shape makes every day a special day, filled with love and devotion.
A sublime gift for Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, or any anniversary. Each crystal piece comes in a good-looking Orrefors box. Simply slide it into a tasteful gift bag, and you're ready for gift-giving.
The heart shaped candle holder adorns any vanity, dresser, or coffee table with a timeless sense of luxury and style.
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Bulk Set of 72 Richland® Votive Candles + 72 Eastland® Glass Holders
Need many candle lights for a large event? This wholesale package provides 72 high quality glass holders + white votive candles. An economical way to decorate your tables.
These sturdy votives provide radiant - and trouble-free - candlelight. Giving you more time with your guests. The candles burn for at least 7 hours. So they'll see you through that all-night, indoor or outdoor, function.
Superb packaging guarantees the safe shipping of your goods.
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Birdcage-Style Infinity Glass Tealight Candle Holder
A bird-lover's delight. This twin-pane glass candle holder depicts joyful birds, frolicking around in their cage.
When lit the mirrored glass gives the illusion of an infinity of candles burning.
Flameless tea light candle included.
Size: 7 inches high.
Mirrored Pillar Candle Holders
Simply sensational! Light up your contemporary dècor, with a blaze of twinkling candlelight.
A wooden pyramid, covered in beveled mirrors, forms a dazzling pedestal for any round pillar candle.
The pictured size: 8". Also available in other heights. Get a trio of the candle holders in different sizes. Group them closely together, and let the candles bask in each other's reflections.
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Versatile Hurricane Candle Holder Centerpiece
A centerpiece for all seasons...
Vary the decorations in this hurricane candle holder, and create unique arrangements to suit your special moods, different occasions, or seasonal changes.
Arrange seashells on a bed of sand...display vivid fragments of beautiful beach glass... stick in glass ornaments...add natural stones or colorful marbles, etc.
The metal candle tray removes easily, for a quick change of decorations.
Size: 11½" high. Best with a 4 x 6" pillar candle, (not included).
Candle and Mirror Wedding Centerpieces - 48-Piece Set
Create a set of shimmering reflections with a set of mirrors and pillar vases.
You don't have to have the mirrored squares cut! This set provides you with 12 beveled mirror tiles, cut to the right size.
Altogether, this 48-piece set includes the following: 36 cylinder vases, 3¼ inches wide and 6, 7½, and 10½ inches tall; 10" square mirrors, with bevelled edges. Add your own candles, (the different sized candles sell separately).
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Faux Flame Candles with Fillable Candle Holder - Set of 5
by Candle Impressions
One clear glass log candle holder...many centerpieces...
This log shaped votive candle holder lights a coffee table, a fireplace mantel, or a long table, during your end-of-the-year festivities. Fill the hollow glass with sea shells, beads, stones, glass nuggets, sea glass, etc., and create exciting seasonal displays. Versatile, to complement your dècor.
It comes with 5 flameless votive candles. The "wicks" flicker like real candles. You can set the timer for 5 hours on and 19 hours off. Saving you the hassle of endlessly lighting or extinguishing candles. Batteries included.
The candle holder measures 16½ inches long. Also available as a 3 votive candle holder centerpiece.
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Libbey Hanging Babylon Votive Candle Holders - 6 Pieces
Add your favourite things to these candle holders, and create your own unique themed centerpieces.
This set consists of 3 clear glass bubble balls, and 3 removable votive candle holders, hanging from the inside.
Insert sea glass, shells, sand, stones, marbles, or glass nuggets into the bases of the bubble balls, a candle, (supported in sand, tiny pebbles, etc.) into each votive holder, and celebrate in style.
The bubble balls measure 6.6", 5.6" and 4.9" in diameter respectively.
Turn Bottles into Taper Candle Holders
Create an unusual centerpiece using decorative glass bottles, and candles. Fill the bottles with colored water. Insert a taper candle into each one.
Group bottles of varied shapes and sizes together, on a glass pane, candle plate, or platter, for a display that dazzles.
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We used beads with jewel-like facets, which refract the candlelight and create extra shimmer.
A glass jar; beads; a small pillar candle; a thin embroidery needle; embroidery or crochet cotton
Thread the cotton through the eye of the needle. Thread enough beads onto the cotton to fit snugly around the top of the jar. Pull the cotton thread in tightly, and tie the ends together. Tie a second knot for extra security. Insert the pillar candle. You might have to make a dent in the candle base with a hot spoon, so that the candle fits onto the often dome-shaped bases of the jars.
A simple centerpiece, especially dramatic for night-time, or early evening display.
Remove at least 10 tea lights from their metal casings. Using a sponge brush, paint craft, or an all-purpose glue, around the sides of the casings. Sprinkle silver glitter onto the glue, (or roll them in a saucer of glitter), and leave to dry. Re-insert the candles.
Arrange the candles on a silver tray or platter. Scatter beads, sequins, or other shiny decorations around the tealights.
Display pillar candles on a ribbed candle plate. We fastened star shapes, (biscuit cutter wax cut-outs, with holes made in the centre), to the candle fronts. You can use buttons, or candle pins instead, in a shape of your choice.
3 pillar candles
A ribbed candle plate
A 5cm (2") wide length of corrugated cardboard, long enough to fit around each candle
Fasten a piece of corrugated cardboard around each candle with a length of raffia. Tie a knot. Attach the decorations, by threading the raffia ends through the holes, from the back, tying a knot in front, and then a small bow. Trim the ends.
Turn a plain glass jar into a colourful candle holder. Very easy to create, when you need a quick, informal centrepiece.
Fill the jar with colourful beads, leaving enough space on top to hold a candle securely. Stick a tight-fitting pillar candle into the top, resting it on the beads. Make a slightly-too-large candle fit, by holding the bottom in hot water for a minute, and inserting it carefully. Or carve to size, with a kitchen knife.
Decorate with braids and more glass ornaments. We used a 6x20cm (2.4x8") candle, and wound a plaited, silver braid around the jar's edge, suspending a clear glass heart from it, with silver thread.
Marbles, or any small glassy objects, with transparent, reflective qualities, also make good fillers.
Decorate a picnic table with vintage-style candle tins, and enjoy al fresco dining, with a difference. Collect food tins with old-fashioned designs, and create eye-catching centerpieces for casual indoor or outdoor get-togethers.
Know candle making? Fill the tins with candle wax, and a wick. Not familiar with candle making? Stick a tea light candle, or small votive candle, into the tin.
A simple, casual look. Perfect for a coffee table.
3 candles, in a colour of your choice. We used cup-shaped, wax container candles.
Bath crystals or coarse sea salt
Wood shavings (optional)
A long, shallow, oval or rectangular container with square, or slightly rounded corners.
Place the candle/s into your container. Sprinkle the crystals around the candles. Add some wood shavings or suchlike for a nice touch.
Square candles look fantastic grouped together, even in the most uncomplicated arrangements.
For a round table, place four square candles onto a glass or wax mosaic plate. Or line up three or more square candles in a sideways fashion on mirror tiles, for a long table.
Mirror tile edges don't look very good. You might want to cover them up, unless you can find mirror tiles with bevelled edges. Arrange wrong-way-up glass nuggets around the edges, to disguise them.
The V-shapes made by this sideways candle arrangement give you a great opportunity to arrange glass nuggets or beads in pretty patterns within and around them.
Transform ordinary aluminium tin cans into versatile candle holders. We used wrapping paper with an operatic theme, but you can use any designs under the sun, and make adaptable centerpieces for any occasion.
You'll need: tin/s; a sharp craft knife; wrapping paper; craft glue; a sponge brush; glitter, (optional); pillar or ball candle/s. Proceed as follows: cut a piece of wrapping paper slightly longer than the circumference of your tin. Glue the overlapping ends together, with a (not-too-wet) sponge brush. Give the tin's edges a bit of sparkle, if you like. Pour glue into a plate, and spread it around with the brush. Pour glitter into another container. Dip the tin's edges into the glue, and immediately roll it around in the glitter.
Place a pillar candle into the tin...rest a ball candle on the lip...or turn the tin upside down, and rest a candle on it, etc.
Centrepieces don't come much simpler than these.
Arrange small, cut-glass dessert dishes lengthwise along your table (we used dishes 10cm (4") wide. Place a tealight in the centre of each one. Surround each tealight with brightly coloured glass nuggets.
Light up and enjoy the shimmering candle light.
In this centrepiece, wine goblets support a pane of glass holding candles.
At least 3 wine goblets
A glass pane, at least 30 cm (12") in diameter, and 4 millimetres (1/6th") thick
A variety of cone, ball and pillar candles
Place 3 wine goblets in a triangular shape, with spaces between them. Use more goblets for bigger glass panes, arranging them in a circle. Place a dab of Presstik onto each rim. Place the glass pane onto the goblets, pressing down gently, to make them stick.
Arrange candles on the pane of glass. Surround the candles with glass beads.
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