Floating Candles Centerpiece Idea from a Thrift Store Bowl

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‘Tis the season to get creative, and what better way to add a touch of magic to your holiday decor than with a stunning DIY floating candles centerpiece? Candle centerpieces are always a beautiful way to add a magical glow to your Holiday celebrations, and this one is no exception.

In this step-by-step tutorial, I’m going to transform a thrift store find into a cozy, glowing centerpiece that will elevate your Christmas celebrations (or even your wedding reception)! Get ready to impress your guests with this budget-friendly and enchanting project.

Finding the Perfect Bowl

I found my glass bowl with brass arms at Value Village and I thought it was simply perfection! You could also use a simple fish bowl vase, which are abundant at thrift stores. However, look for a round bowl with fluting details and brass accents for that extra festive flair. The thrift store is a goldmine for unique pieces that can be transformed into something amazing!

Cleaning and Prepping

Once you’ve found the perfect bowl, it’s time to give it some TLC. Clean it thoroughly with alcohol wipes, ensuring it’s free of any dust or residue from its previous life. This step not only ensures a pristine surface but also provides a clean canvas for the upcoming transformation.

Adding a Natural Touch

To elevate the charm of your centerpiece, consider adding a touch of nature. Fill the bowl with cedar clippings to create a fragrant and visually appealing base. The combination of the crystal-like bowl and the natural greenery sets the stage for a rustic yet elegant centerpiece.

You could also add a handful of fresh cranberries to the bottom of the bowl for an extra pop of red for the Holiday season.

If you’re creating this candle centerpiece for a wedding, add things into the bowl that match your wedding theme. For example, you could add some pearls, colorful marbles, Fall leaves, glass pebbles, or crystals for a touch of elegance.

Filling the Bowl

Next, add distilled water to the bowl. The water not only enhances the visual appeal but also ensures the stability of the floating candles. I find that distilled water helps the fresh greenery in the bowl last longer. Pour water so that there’s still enough room at the top of the bowl to add the floating candles.

Adding the Floating Candles

Now comes the highlight of our project โ€“ the floating candles. I’m using simple white candles (you can find similar candles here on Amazon), but you could use any colour to match your decor. Gently place three floating candles on top of the water, then light the candle wicks. The flickering flames will create a warm and inviting atmosphere, making your Christmas or wedding table truly magical.

The lit candles cast a beautiful glowing pattern through the bowl onto your table or sideboard. The result is a beautiful centerpiece that not only costs little to make but also adds a touch of sophistication to your holiday decor.

Transforming a thrift store bowl into a floating candles centerpiece is not only a budget-friendly DIY but also a delightful way to infuse your home with holiday cheer. This simple yet elegant project allows you to showcase your creativity while adding a personalized touch to your Holiday gatherings. Happy thrift flipping, and let me know if you’ll try this floating candle centerpiece idea in the comments below!

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