DIY Holiday Floating Candles
I happen to be one of those people that loves to jazz up their tables for the holidays. Nothing super extravagant or elaborate, because that’s just too fussy pants for me and if we’re being honest those types of ornamentation are probably going to be expensive. I would rather spend my money on quality ingredients that go onto the plate and into my belly if you know what I mean. Or a new pair of Lucchese boots that I’ve had my eye on for a few months. I just can’t help myself when it comes to boots.
Canning jars make practical and beautiful vases. There is something so simple and beautiful about a bouquet of flowers in a mason jar on your kitchen table. I happen to adore fresh flowers BUT when it comes time to eat your meal you have to move them. You don’t technically HAVE to but if not you’ll be bobbing and weaving all night trying to talk to the person across from you. You also don’t want to have a kink in your neck so something more along the lines of these floating candles are more appropriate. They’re easy and effortless and inexpensive. Music to my ears.
I happen to have hoards of canning jars around (it’s the only thing I hoard – well next to boots) and a rosemary bush that’s as big as my car so rosemary is a natural choice for me. If you don’t have rosemary, sage would be a beautiful substitution. Cranberries and tea lights are all you need to complete these centerpieces.
TIP: Use various sizes of jars together to make a beautiful centerpiece OR several of the same size jars down the center of the table and never leave burning candles unattended.
What You Will Need:
- canning jars
- rosemary sprigs
- fresh cranberries
- tea light
What To Do:
- Place desired amount of rosemary sprigs into jar (the more pliable the sprig the easier this will be).
- Pour water into jar until it is 3/4 full.
- Add desired amount of cranberries.
- Carefully place tealight on top of cranberries.
- Note: do not leave candles unattended.