31 Days of Fall Inspiration: Decorating with candles

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So excited to talk about one of my favorite ways to decorate my home…

31 Days of Fall Inspiration- Decorating for Fall with Candles

First we have to start with talking about burning scented candles. One of my fall favorites is this scent from Yankee Candle.  I actually picked up an almost new/hardly burnt jar candle at a yard sale this summer for $1.00.  It about 1/2 gone now and will probably be gone by the end of the season!

Yankee Candle Company Large Jar Candles

I love the ambiance of candle light and the scent is amazing too!  Unless the REAL scent of something pumpkin or apple baking in the kitchen is filling my home. Smile

But candles can be beautiful as well as smell wonderful.  Here is some gorgeous ways to display or use candles to decorate your home for fall.

Fill a simple candle holder with acorns, nuts, berries, then add a candle, and tie some jute with a cute tag around it.  If you have a Silhouette, Love Grows Wild shows you how to make this tag using your machine.


Here’s another candle idea –a huge hurricane filled with nuts and candle as a centerpiece.  I just found this blog, The Goodwill Gal while I was searching for ideas for this post and you know that I instantly loved her blog!  She said almost everything on that gorgeous Thanksgiving table came from Goodwill.  Smile

Goodwill vase

I already shared some ways to decorate with corn and many of those included some candle ideas as well.

Decorating for Fall with Corn

And there was some candle ideas in my decorating with acorns post too.

Decorating with Acorns for fall

BHG shows you how to take table legs and other architectural salvage pieces and create candle holders for your table or even your hearth.

table legs candle holders

Another gorgeous candle centerpiece idea from BHG – layered candle displays in vases.

layered candle vases

I love this idea and it would be simple to do.  Decoupage some leaves on a candle for a simple, beautiful display!

decopauged leaves on candle

Here’s a fun display for your kitchen – display candles and various other dried berries, etc. in muffin tins!

muffin tin candle collection 

Turn a simple mason jar into a beautiful candle holder with some decoupage and fall leaves.  No Wooden Spoons has the tutorial for these.

fall leaves mason jar candle holders

What a difference bundling multiple candles together could make for a centerpiece.  And then embellish or decorate them to fit whatever color scheme or holiday theme you need.

multicandle fall centerpiece

This is another one that is on my “I want to do this one day list”.  Turn a branch from your yard into a beautiful candle centerpiece for your table.  Marty over at Marty’s Musings shows you how to do it. 

branch candle centerpiece

You can make candle holders out of small logs that are stood up.  Cheap, rustic and natural décor – tutorial here.

stump candles

Wrap some small sticks around a candle holder for another way to create a natural, pretty display.

stick wrapped candles


Want to personalize your fall or Thanksgiving table?  Print off some family photos and have them displayed around candles or candle vases down the table.  Or you could customize a small candle at each person’s place as their place setting with a picture of them.

family photo candle

I have always loved these mini pumpkins turned candle holders.  A Pumpkin and a Princess shows you how to make these.


If you want to make some pumpkin candle holders that will last from year to year, Twig and Thistle shows you how to make pumpkin candle holders from faux pumpkins.

faux pumpkins into candleholders

Sometimes it is just the simple things that make a big difference.  Wrap some candles in burlap and add a ribbon, a strip of scrapbook paper, an acorn, a fall leaf – so many ideas and possibilities.

burlap wrapped candles

What is your favorite way to decorate with candles?  Or your favorite scent or brand to burn in your home?

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  1. carol jane says:

    Your candle displays are beautiful. What type of candle do you recommend that doesn’t leave alot of soot? My family room ceiling has black spots from burning candles all the time.

  2. I need to get out my Fall scented candles. The weather has finally turned cool enough that it’s time. Great ideas in your series!
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  3. Thanks for including my projects, Christina! Have a great day!

  4. Hello, Christina! I’m so glad you shared the photo of the glass hurricane with the nuts and candle in it, I have a hurricane just like that with a battery-operated candle, and a faux-pumpkin wreath that goes around it. I’m going to put the nuts in it like that, it’s going to look great! By the way I’ve started my own link party called We Call It Olde, on Tuesdays, for any antiques, vintage, or history-related posts you have, would love to see you there! Take care – Dawn @ We Call It Junkin.com


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