I’ve always loved window candles at Christmas.
The gentle glowing light peeping through frost-framed windows seems so warm and inviting.
I can imagine the smells of cinnamon and pine wafting through the house, and a steamy mug of apple cider waiting…
We’re still doing fall, right?
Last week I was doing a little more organizing and setting up in my portion of the apartment/office/music studio/craft room above our garage.
Yes, I share this space with a few other people, so I have to be pretty creative with my corner.
And when every inch of space counts, 36 wine glasses…are space hogs!
I bought them at the Dollar Tree this past winter to use as part of the decor for our son and daughter-in-law’s wedding rehearsal dinner.
And there they still were, months later, taking up precious real-estate in my space.
It was while I was trying to decide where to put them (of course I’m keeping them!) that I thought about Christmas (why, I have no idea…) and those window candles and the fact that we finally live in a house where I can easily fill the windows across the front of the house with them but it’s still too early to decorate for Christmas.
(Please tell me you “trail think” like this too!)
But it’s not too early to decorate for fall!
I love light bulb moments, don’t you?
I really hope you have windows that you can fit these into too because this is a super easy way to add beautiful candle ambiance right now – without waiting for the Christmas season!
And if you don’t, hang on because I’ve got a design variation that you can add to your table instead, and I know you’ve got that! 🙂
- various height wine glasses
- fall garland
- acorns, small pine cones, nuts, etc.
- battery-powered votive candles
- ribbon or raffia
Putting It Together:
- Use as many glasses as you want for the size of your window, and arrange them along the sill, upside down, adding acorns, pine cones, or nuts under them, if you like.
- Twist the garland around and through the glasses.
- Tie a ribbon or raffia around the stem of each glass.
- Top each glass with a candle.
- Scatter more acorns, pine cones or nuts along the sill
If you don’t have a window that works well, you can make a centerpiece variation for your table by using a fall-colored plate or platter for the foundation and grouping the glasses instead of lining them up.
And if it will be attended, you can trade the battery-powered votives for real ones here. This is similar to what we did for the rehearsal dinner.
I just love real candlelight, don’t you?
Now we can enjoy the lovely glow of candles for the rest of the year!
We may even come up with some great ideas to stretch into January too! I’d love for you to share yours in the comments below! 🙂