The magic of candle glow at Christmas time is irreplaceable as part of our winter season decor! But what can be replaced is the risk of fire from improperly placed regular candles—with (ta-da!) flameless candles. Also called LED candles, these come in varied designs, from pillar candle to votive to tea light style. Some even have a setting to flicker like a real candle, or a timer so you can pre-set then forget it!
We’re featuring 10 flameless candle decorations to show how you can easily incorporate LED candles into DIY decorations for your mantel, coffee table, tree ornaments, wreaths, even a stairway in your home. These are sure to light up your imagination for making your own! (*this post contains affiliate links)
Way to Glow! 10 DIYable Winter Decorations with Flameless Candles
See these creative ways to bring the look of candlelight to your home decor this winter—minus the risks of an actual flame. Such a fun variety of projects you can DIY (with or without a tutorial)!
1 – Mantel Display – Create an elegant mantel display in gold tones and glittering lights, inspired by this vignette using Birch Bark Flameless Pillar Candles available from Wayfair.
2 – Coffee Table Candlescape – In this charming yuletide vignette we found at Lowes, LED candles are wrapped in decorative ribbon and grouped atop a wooden turntable along with a ceramic reindeer, fabric poinsettias, fresh evergreens, and pinecones.
3 – DIY Gold Brush Stroke Candles – Raise the glam factor on plain LED candles with a few gilded brush strokes! That’s how Stephanie of Casa Watkins Living (via Homemade by Carmona) perked up this trio of candles on a tray.
4 – DIY Candle Holder – Hope you read French! So you can recreate this glowing candle holder project we spotted via Creavea, to hold 4 LED tea lights.
5 – Christmas Globe Ornaments – Flameless candles allow you to light up each of your tree ornaments without those unsightly wires. Just buy clear globe Christmas balls and place a decorative bauble and LED tea light inside, as shown on Candle Impressions.
6 – Perforated Tabletop Christmas Trees – If you’re going for a modern holiday look, try these stylized DIY cone trees that let the sparkle of LED candles shine through. Just follow the tutorial from Curbly.
7 – Rustic Candle Centerpiece – Simulate the lovely textured look and buttery color of beeswax using Luminara Beeswax Flameless Candles, sold by Hour Loop and fulfilled by Amazon. Arrange 2 or 3 in a vintage iron pan, and decorate with pine cones, greenery, and sleigh bells. (Note: These candles come with a flicker setting and timer.)
8 – Stairway decor – Such an enchanting decor idea (found via Pinterest), made possible—and safe—with flameless candles. Zero crafting skills required, too!
9 – Jingle Bell Candle – No worries about melted wax ruining your simulated hurricane lanterns. Simply nestle an LED candle amidst jingle bells, Christmas balls, acorns, walnuts, cranberries, or other holiday fillers. Image via Pinterest (uploaded by user).
10 – Wreath with Flameless Candle – Another super-easy option is to add a flameless candle to the center of a tabletop holiday wreath—like this pretty one from Succulent Solutions. Or for an Advent wreath, make it 4 LED candles.
Don’t you just love this worry-free alternative for your winter decorations with candles? Time to start crafting your own!
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