Super Easy DIY Winter Decor Candle Display/Centerpiece

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Winter is the perfect time to add festivity and flair to your home! DIY winter decor candle displays or centerpieces are one of the best ways to brighten a space, transform any room, and elevate the ambiance effortlessly. 

With some simple supplies and a little creativity, you can easily create a DIY winter candle display that will turn heads and bring out your inner DIYista.

In this blog post, you’ll learn everything needed to make your own DIY winter decor candle display/centerpiece. Ready? Let’s get started!


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DIY winter decor candle display/centerpiece

Get ready to cozy your space this winter with a quick and easy decor project! This is one of three charming, festive vases I whipped up using nothing more than some simple supplies – no tools required.

So get creative for the perfect finishing touch on holiday décor worthy of being featured in any mag spread!

Tools and materials

Spray the vase with frosted spray paint

You don’t need to follow this step, but if you’re looking for a bit of extra pizzazz, why not add some winterish frost?

I gave my vase a spritz on the bottom part, which still lets everything inside show through – so it’s totally up to you!

Prep or buy the pinecones

If you’re short on time and don’t have the opportunity to go foraging, no worries! You can buy pinecones online or in stores. I bet there is plenty of choice with all the Christmas decor showing up in shops everywhere.

Cleaning and baking

Now, if you want to go the foraged route, the prep is very simple. All you need to do is to soak them in water with a little bit of bleach. Then take them out and let them dry.

The last step is to bake them in the oven so the bleach evaporates, and they open nicely.

Assemble the candle display

Once the pinecones are ready, it’s time to put everything together.


Get creative with what you have! I used some wood slices my husband made a while back and are waiting to be made into a  set of coasters.

Don’t be afraid to think outside the box, though—you can always use something else like scrap wood or just opt out altogether!

Candle holder

The next step was to place the antler candle holder inside the vase. You can use any holder that will fit inside the vase or skip it and instead use more wood slices and a large/long pillar candle. I bought this holder for my Halloween decor piece, and that’s what I used here.

Add pinecones

Now I arranged the pinecones around the holder. If your vase is bigger is easier to use bigger pinecones. Mine is somewhat medium( 6x12in), and I picked smaller pinecones that were placed mostly in the front.

Insert the fairy lights

Insert the fairy lights while you’re arranging the pinecones. This way, the wire/lights will be evenly distributed. Make sure you’ve left enough wire closer to the top to be able to reach the switch.

Add greenery branches

Next, I placed some faux greenery branches around the holder. You can use them fresh with no problem, and they will hold nicely as well.

Finish with a pillar candle and burlap/twine

The last step is to finish off with a pillar candle-wax or LED one- totally up to you. I then wrapped a piece of burlap ribbon and twine around the bottom as well.

Congratulations! You have just learned how to make a simple DIY winter decor candle centerpiece. You can now show it off and impress your family and friends with your DIY skills.

DIY winter decor candle display/centerpiece with pinecones and led fairy lights in a hurricane glass vase

With this beautiful DIY display, you can create an inviting winter atmosphere in any room. Add your own twist to this project and get creative with your candle decor. Whatever you decide to do, have fun with it!

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