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How to get creative with candles in your home

How to... create elegant arrangements

Do you have a bunch of plain candles piled up in your cabinets? Or maybe you’re a candle lover that hasn't found the perfect display? Candles are a classy and budget-friendly decorating tool and they come in all shapes, colors and sizes. With the right ideas, it's easy to create elegant arrangements for your home.

Wine glass candle

Wine glass candle
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This is a visually stunning and simple way to display any small candles you have. Find a cute flower or object, place a wine glass over it and place a candle on top. Now your candles will be standing tall and catch the eye of any guest visiting your home.


Apple candle

Apple candle
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This candle display is practical and creative. Carve out a small section out of an apple, making sure it's big enough to hold a tea light, and pop the candle inside. Light the wick and enjoy its cute, homey look.


Branch candle

Branch candle
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If you're looking for a rustic way to display your candles, here is an easy way to achieve this look. Simply find a tall clear vase, gather small branches, fill the vase with water and place a floating candle inside. The light from the candle will make the whole vase glow and give a warm feeling to your home.


Pool candles

Pool candles
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If you want to spruce up or add variety to your backyard, adding a few floating candles to your pool can be a unique touch. They are inexpensive and will create a romantic atmosphere to enjoy with your loved ones.


Tall cluster candles

Tall cluster candles
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Do you have tall, thin candles in storage? Take them out, dust them off and prepare to use them in a new and exciting way. Use a ribbon to tie together five to eight candles and place them in a tall vase that serves as a holder.


Beach candles

Beach candles
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If you have a ton of unused candles in different sizes around your home, here is an arrangement for you. Find a wide and tall glass vase, fill with sand or any type of filler and nestle tall and small candles all throughout the vase. It has a slight beachy feel and can soften any room.

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