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The Art of Decorating with Scented Candles for Christmas

Have you decided on your 2023 Christmas decor theme? How many TikTok videos did you watch about warm versus cool Christmas decorations? No matter which side you’re on, don’t forget this beautiful albeit unconventional addition to your elegant Christmas set-up. 

With this last blog post for December 2023, we’d like to share some tips on how you can incorporate LeneNicole’s scented soy-based candles into your holiday decorations. 

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The Art of Decorating with Scented Candles for Christmas

Tie a ribbon around your candle or turn it into a centerpiece

If you’re going for the classic red and green Christmas combo, you can wrap your candle containers in glittery red or green bows to make them look part of your ensemble. Another option is to turn your candles into a centerpiece. 

Start by getting a wooden tray and collecting candles in various sizes, green or red ribbons, and decorative items like pine cones, Christmas berries, and red/golden Christmas ornaments. You can also include golden tealight flower holders if you like. Make sure to have some glue on hand!

Now, take each candle, put a green or red ribbon in the middle, and use glue to attach it around the candle in a circular pattern. Arrange these candles in the middle of the tray, and you can also incorporate golden or brass tealight holders. 

Warm up your entryway with festive candles

Create a welcoming entry for your guests! They first notice your foyer and front door, so let's make a great first impression. Add pillar candles in lanterns with festive designs like snowflakes, reindeer, or holly. You can place these lanterns on both sides of your front door or along the pathway to show the way. On your foyer table, use decorative candle holders with holiday designs to pair with our scented Christmas Collection candles to greet your guests with a lovely fragrance.

Level up your lighting with stacked candles

Create a stunning display by stacking candles in tiers. This method combines multiple small flames, producing a bright and bold effect. You can use either pillar candles or tealights, depending on what you have.

For pillar candles, find a tiered glass compote or a similar item with at least two levels and a decent diameter. Use the 'candle in a glass trick' for safety and place the candles around the edges. If you can find some natural greenery, like holly, pinecones, and berries, add them for an extra festive touch.

If you're using tealights, a tiered cake stand is perfect. Choose one with at least three tiers and arrange a bunch of tealights on each level. Add some tinsel or greenery around the edges, and there you have it – a simple yet impressive centerpiece for your Christmas dinner table.

Candle Safety Tips

The Art of Decorating with Scented Candles for Christmas

While scented candles add a delightful touch to your Christmas decor, it's crucial to prioritize safety. Follow these precautions to ensure a festive and secure holiday atmosphere.

Use Stable Candle Holders 

Ensure your candles are placed in stable holders to prevent tipping or falling. This is especially important when arranging them in decorative setups.

Mind the Placement 

Keep candles away from flammable materials, such as curtains, decorations, or Christmas tree branches. Maintain a safe distance to prevent accidental fires.

Supervise Open Flames 

If you have pets or small children, keep a close eye on them around open flames. Consider using flameless alternatives for areas accessible to little ones.

Avoid Overcrowding 

When creating tiered displays, ensure that candles are spaced apart to prevent excessive heat buildup. Overcrowding can pose a fire risk.

Embrace a Safe and Festive Atmosphere!

Enjoy the magic of scented candles in your Christmas decor while prioritizing safety. Follow these tips, and may your holidays be filled with warmth and joy!