There’s nothing like plants to bring life and beauty to a tablescape, but you might overcrowd your table when you add in candles, too. Combine the two with these stylish flowerpot candle holders.
Depending on the plants you use, they’re perfect for both indoor and outdoor gatherings.
Make Candle Holders from a Flowerpot
Step 1: Paint.
Paint all surfaces of two 4-inch terra cotta saucers with flat black spray paint. You may want to prop the saucers up off the ground with a small piece of wood while painting each side.
Follow the directions on the can of spray paint, using light, consistent coats to avoid drips and apply evenly. Let dry.
Step 2: Prepare the pots.
While the spray paint is drying, prepare two 8 ¾-inch pots for planting by filling with potting mix within 3 inches of the top rim. A mix formulated for succulents is recommended.
Step 3: Add plants.
Remove the succulents from their containers and plant in the larger pots. Leave room in the center of the pot for the saucer. Fill in around the plants with additional soil as needed.
Step 4: Finishing.
Evenly compact the soil in the center of the pot, pressing down firmly. Add the saucer, candle and glass chimney. Ensure candle is level and sturdy.
Water succulents only when soil surface is dry to the touch. Succulents grow slower in winter and need less water.
Tip: You can switch out plants for different occasions whenever you want. Simply remove the chimney, candle and saucer, and re-plant.