Christmas Glass Bowl Floating Candle Holders ~ In five minutes turn a dollar store glass bowl vase decorated with bead garland and fresh greenery into a gorgeous floating candle holder!
I am quite excited for Christmas dinner this year! Last year we were away in Australia spending Christmas with our older daughter who was living there at the time. It was a very special Christmas holiday but it was quite different from a Canadian Christmas! Instead of snow and cold we were enjoying beaches and very warm temperatures. The turkey was cooked on the barbecue and served with a couple of salads. After dinner we had a dip in the pool.
This year we are spending Christmas at home in Canada. Our oldest daughter finished her studies in Australia and is now working as a resident doctor back home. Our younger daughter has been working and living at home for the past couple of years. It is so nice to be together again as a family at Christmas time!
I have to admit I love creating the Christmas tablescape just as much as preparing the Christmas dinner. I love coming up with tablescape décor ideas that are pretty but most of all inexpensive and take minutes to put together.
Do you have five minutes? Do you live near a dollar store, grocery store, craft store and department store? These are the stores where you can buy what you need to put together…
Christmas Glass Bowl Floating Candle Holders
Buy a small glass bowl at the dollar store. I actually bought two so I could make two Christmas glass bowl floating candle holders for both ends of the Christmas decorated table.
Buy red bead garland. I have had several strands for years and I honestly don’t remember where I bought them. Knowing me it was probably at an after Christmas sale. Department stores like Walmart will probably carry them.
Cut about a 36 – 40 inch strand of the red bead garland. The length will depend upon the size of your glass bowl vase. Place into the bottom of the glass bowl vase with the two ends draping over the side.
Buy some fresh greenery at the grocery store in the floral department. I quite like the look of cedar. It can also be bought at the garden shop in town. Cut three or four sprigs of the greenery. Place over top of the bead garland in the glass bowl vase.
Pour water over top of the bead garland and the sprigs of fresh greenery. I used filtered water to make sure the water looked fresh and clear.
Place a floating candle on the water.
Light candle just before serving Christmas dinner.
Final Comments: It is a lot of fun creating pretty tablescape décor for a Christmas dinner. It is even more fun creating something that is inexpensive and easy to make in five minutes!
Your Turn: Do you have candles at your Christmas dinner table? What kind of candles and candle holders do you like to use? Who will you be spending Christmas with? Will you be at home or will you be away?
Here is another five minute Christmas decorating idea!
Have a lovely Christmas!