DIY Holiday Floating Candles

DIY Holiday Floating Candles

DIY Holiday Floating Candles.

I happen to be one of those people that loves to jazz up their tables for the holidays. Nothing super extravagant or elaborate, because that’s just too fussy pants for me and if we’re being honest those types of ornamentation are probably going to be expensive.

I would rather spend my money on quality ingredients that go onto the plate and into my belly if you know what I mean. Or a new pair of Lucchese boots that I’ve had my eye on for a few months. I just can’t help myself when it comes to boots.

DIY Holiday Floating Candles

DIY Holiday Floating Candles.

Canning jars make practical and beautiful vases. There is something so simple and beautiful about a bouquet of flowers in a mason jar on your kitchen table. I happen to adore fresh flowers BUT when it comes time to eat your meal you have to move them. You don’t technically HAVE to but if not you’ll be bobbing and weaving all night trying to talk to the person across from you.

You also don’t want to have a kink in your neck so something more along the lines of these floating candles are more appropriate. They’re easy and effortless and inexpensive. Music to my ears.

DIY Holiday Floating Candles

I happen to have hoards of canning jars around (it’s the only thing I hoard – well next to boots) and a rosemary bush that’s as big as my car so rosemary is a natural choice for me. If you don’t have rosemary,  sage would be a beautiful substitution. Cranberries and tea lights are all you need to complete these centerpieces.

TIP:  Use various sizes of jars together to make a beautiful centerpiece OR several of the same size jars down the center of the table and never leave burning candles unattended.

Holiday Floating Candles




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DIY Holiday Floating Candles

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  • canning jars
  • rosemary sprigs
  • water
  • fresh cranberries
  • tea light


  1. Place desired amount of rosemary sprigs into jar (the more pliable the sprig the easier this will be).
  2. Pour water into jar until it is 3/4 full.
  3. Add desired amount of cranberries.
  4. Carefully place tealight on top of cranberries.
  5. Note: do not leave candles unattended.


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  1. 1

    I love these! So pretty and perfect for holiday dinner parties.

  2. 2

    I LOVE these! So pretty!

  3. 3

    These are so pretty! Can’t wait to make some for my table too!

  4. 4

    So gorgeous! I love how simple they are!

  5. 5

    So pretty. I love the simplicity and they’re just beautiful!

  6. 6

    What a simply stunning idea – I’ve just pinned this!! Really gorgeous 🙂

  7. 7


    So simple and stunning! I just love it – and your photography is amazing!

    Thank you so much for sharing at our mason jar holiday party!!!

    🙂 Linda
    @It All Started With Paint & Mason Jar Crafts Love

  8. 8

    These are so pretty! I have an obsession with mason jars too, so this is perfect! Does it give off a fragrance at all?

    • 8.1

      Hi Brittany, Thank you. It does give off a subtle scent. If you want to amp it up use a scented tea light candle : )

  9. 9
    JoAnn /

    Lovely and I am so doing this. One question, how long do the fresh cranberries last in the water?

    • 9.1

      Hi JoAnn, They’ll last a few days, longer if you change out the water and the rosemary. Enjoy!

  10. 10

    Very beautiful, I love them.
    Thanks for the idea.

  11. 11
    lisa /

    These are really pretty. I’m going to put together a few this weekend.


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