Fall Window Candles

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I never find a clean-out session to be fruitless! Not only do I get things organized (which is always a sanity saver) but without fail, I find something that sparks an idea for a new project.
That's exactly what happened a couple of weeks ago when I went on an organizing spree and came across a collection of 36 wine glasses.
I've always loved the gentle glow of candles lining windows during the Christmas season. It's one of my very favorite decorations!

And I've been so looking forward to FINALLY getting to do that this year since we recently bought a house with windows that are absolutely perfect for candles.
Imagine my excitement when I was cleaning and organizing my craft supply area, saw those wine glasses and candles from our son and daughter-in-law's wedding rehearsal dinner last winter, and the inspiration bug bit!

Christmas is coming, but fall is HERE, and I knew exactly how I'd use those glasses and candles to get that fabulous glowing ambiance in my windows RIGHT NOW!
I also had a nice collection of battery-powered votives, which would be a lot safer in the windows than real candles.

After gathering up some fall garlands, miniature pine cones and nuts, and visiting my ribbon collection, I was ready to go.
This was simple to put together and within minutes, I had my candles softly shimmering in the windows!

You can add the same gorgeous fall glow to yours in just a few easy steps:

1. Line your window sills with as many glasses as you want to use, arranging them upside down and adding pine cones, acorns, or small nuts under them. (I love using various heights for interest.)

2. Twist a fall garland around and through the glasses.

3. Tie a ribbon or raffia around the stem of each glass.

4. Top each glass with a candle.

5. Scatter more cones and nuts around your display.
If you don't have windows that will works well, you can make a simple centerpiece variation for your table. Visit the blog for the details.
Suggested materials:
  • Wine glasses   (Dollar Tree)
  • Fall Garland   (Dollar Tree)
  • Battery-powered votive candles   (Big Lots)
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  • Boo11888258 Boo11888258 on Aug 03, 2017
    I am looking at this and am thinking... why not use 3 larger glasses for center. adding a small plate on top to hold the candle. then the 2 singles on side?

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  • Brenda  S. Brenda S. on Oct 11, 2016
    So pretty! :)

  • Kathy Kathy on Jan 04, 2017
    "To Work With My Hands" you inspired me to get out a bunch of my "junk" and make several beautiful arrangements using the many pieces of glassware I have in storage. I received the most compliments on the piece I had on myself deck. I covered five tumblers with jute mesh, made various designs with vibrant stickers on the jute and permanent markers, and placed battery powered votive candles on top of the tumblers and placed them in center of the piece. Then I turn five wine glasses upside down over the tumbles and put votive candles on the stem bottom of the wine glass. Like the author, I continued to use various size glasses, candles, and decorations from storage, nature, and family.

    • To Work With My Hands To Work With My Hands on Jan 05, 2017
      Thank you for sharing your project, Kathy. I hope it will be an inspiration to other readers too. It's a great idea and sounds gorgeous!