DIY Terra Cotta Candle Holders

6 Materials
2 Hours

I used these super easy and inexpensive candle holders as part of a Spring/Easter tablescape a few years back, and I still love them today!

Step 1: Dry brush your terra cotta pots with white paint! You can add as much or as little paint as you like here. rush your paint in one direction, preferably around your pot (not up and down).

Step 2: Place a small piece of masking tape over the holes in your pots – this is just to help keep any moss from falling through and out onto your table.

Step 3: Use your newspaper or packing paper and stuff the bottom of your pots. You want to stuff them until your candle is able to sit on top of the crumpled paper and that when it is sitting there, it will be sticking up slightly out of your pot. Once you place your candle on top, squish a bit more paper around the base of the candle. This will help keep your candle in place, and will also minimize the amount of moss you need to use, thus saving you money! You really should only need one package of moss for this project if you are making 6 pots or less!

Step 4: Add your moss around the candles – I used 2 types of moss, but you don’t have to. The lime green reindeer moss I just happened to have on hand already, and I like the contrasting colors. And voila! You are basically done! 

Step 5: Arrange your table as you like! I placed my eucalyptus garland first in an ‘S’ like shape. I used 2 birchbark slabs, one in each curve of the ‘S,’ if that makes sense. I then arranged my pots on and around the birchbark slabs in a way that I thought looked good, and added a few faux flowers and some adorable tabletop carrots.

The best part about this tablescape is that once Easter is over, I just had to remove the carrots and it worked for the rest of Spring!

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