Yesterday – we woke up to a surprise here in Pennsylvania – it was snowing – not just a dusting, but a few inches. When I looked out my front door it reminded me of this Christmas card. Everything was white, a bit grey, and glistening.
It got me to thinking – perfect photo-op for one of the projects I had planned on posting over the next few weeks. I could not let the scene pass me by, so I got out of my pj’s and got all bundled up to go outside in the snow and cold to transform the empty planter on my front step into something a bit more festive for the season – a Christmas candle planter.
Nothing is prettier than candles in the snow.
I simply stuck a glass hurricane I had picked up at the thrift store for $1.90 and a candle on top of the dirt that was still in the planter.
I then cut a few sprigs of boxwood from my yard and poked them into the dirt and snow. To make it even easier to create – place a wreath over the hurricane instead of taking the time to cut boxwood or pine.
No power tools or DIY skills needed. It took me about 10 minutes. The only thing I will remember next time – wear gloves with the finger tips cut off. Easier when working on detailed things out in the freezing cold.
I am a big fan of using candles especially around the holidays – all types and lots of them. I have posted about a few of them – my favorite are Kosta Boda snowballs that I line up on my window sill every Christmas. You can read about them here – My Favorite Christmas Decoration. Most recently over at Momtastic – I showed how I made candle holders by repurposing tin cans. You can find the post here – DIY Rustic Candleholders.
Last year I used green candles that I bought at the Pottery Barn outlet. They look beautiful with a mirror that I made over and silver accents. Do you use candles to decorate your house for the holidays? What colors and types do you use?