The Busy Girl’s Christmas Candle Holder

It’s December and that probably means you have a lot going on with the holidays. Shopping trips, Christmas parties, cookie baking…there is just so much going on this month. We don’t want you to waste these lovely moments crafting for hours on end. No way Jose. Not happening here.

Today’s project can be done in about 2 minutes flat. Seriously. That means more time eating Christmas cookies & sipping cocoa…and less time decking the halls.

Cranberry-Christmas-Mason-JarIt’s a twist on last year’s Cranberry Christmas Centerpiece from this post. It’s a Christmas Candle Holder that is perfect for any Busy Girl.

We don’t have tons of room in our tiny apartment, and I didn’t want to crowd our kitchen island with a big ol’ vase. So I took out an extra mason jar and used it for this little craft. Fresh-CranberriesI found the white floating candles from Michaels, but my mom uses candy cane striped ones from Crate & Barrel. Both awesome options. Greenery-Bottom-of-VaseThen…not wanting to actually go to the store…I just snipped a few pieces of faux greenery from our Christmas garland. Don’t worry, the garland is still looking plenty fluffy and I only needed to take a few pieces to fill up the bottom of the mason jar. Christmas-Mason-JarI found the fresh cranberries at the grocery store and only needed to use a handful. I recommend changing them out every 10-14 days in order to keep them looking red and vibrant. Cranberry-Greenery-Candle-VotiveYou can fill the jar with water all the way up to the tippy top, or go 3/4 of the way like I did. Just be sure to change the water every week or so to prevent it from getting cloudy. Christmas-Candle-HolderFinally light your candle, sit back, and enjoy the glow of this simple DIY candle holder.

Mason-Jar-Candle-HolderIt’s a great use of your random mason jars and will add some festive cheer to your house this season. I made a few of these candle holders and spread them throughout our home (bathroom, bookshelf, coffee table.) Or feel free to group them together for a sparkly candle display.

We wish all holiday projects were this easy. Now back to wrapping presents…casey_sigCome check out the bigger version of this project from this post. rp_Christmas-Vase.JPG

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  • Alysia @ Slim Sanity

    Great idea! I forget to decorate with cranberries. I always cook with them instead 🙂

    • Haha, unfortunately we do not have the same problem. Crafts over cooking for these kitchen rookies!