I love to decorate for the holidays. Nothing major but I feel like some beautiful accents here are there are fun. With not much leftover from our farmhouse renovation and remodel, this year I had to figure out how to create some fun winter centerpieces on a budget. (We sold all of our decor when we moved into the camper.)
I thought it would be fun to make some pretty Frosty Beeswax Candles since I love burning candles! These are really simple to make, here’s all you have to do…
What You Need:
- Beeswax Candle
- Glue Stick
- Epsom Salts
Find a jar and make a Beeswax Candle following the instructions here. Let them cool before decorating. I decided to make a few. I made some little ones using some old baby food jars but I also want to make some “fancy” ones using one of the new vintage Mason Jars.
Once the jar and wax has cooled down, grab a gluestick and place the glue anywhere that you want to be “frosty”. I’m really not sure how I picked up the purple glue but it worked!
Then simply place the jar in a bowl filled with epsom salts and coat the area that you put glue on. Let the glue dry and tada!
You have a lovely frosted glass candle! Make sure not to put glue on the bottom of the jar otherwise you may have a salty mess all over your table.
Winter Wonderland Centerpieces on a Budget
Now to finish off your frugal winter wonderland centerpieces you can add a pretty bowl of ornaments. I went with blue because I love the whole “wintery frosty” blue theme. The entire bowl of ornaments I picked up for about $3 at a local store.
Next up is to make a little runner for the table to put all of this on. You should be able to find a yard or two of fabric for a few dollars. I cut this to the size I needed it to be then ironed an hem about an inch wide around the entire runner. Follow this by placing hem tape under the part that you just ironed and iron over again to seal the hem. And there you have a no sew table runner!
Simple, beautiful, blue, and frosty! Plus it only cost a few dollars to put it all together.
What lovely centerpieces have you put together this year on a budget?