3 Ways to Use Flameless Candles in Your Christmas Table Setting

Article Posted By: Caroline Inge

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Mix flameless LED pillar candles with real candles to create warm, inviting candle light on your dining room table

In our Holiday Style Challenge series, some of our favorite bloggers brought you new and creative ideas for decorating your home for the holidays. In this series, several of our bloggers used flameless candles as part of their dining room table settings, and we loved how each of these stylish ladies added their own twist to these innovative holiday helpers.

1. Mix flameless candles with real flame votives

In the photo above, Katie of the blog Modern Eve blended Home Accents Flameless Pillar Candles (which come with a timer) with real votive candles to create maximum impact in her delightful holiday dining room. By blending real and flameless candles, you can create a dramatic candlelit table setting, plus by incorporating real votive candles into your table setting, your guests won’t even suspect the flameless LED candles aren’t real, too!

In addition to tons of soft candlelight, Katie used pinecones to add a casual, wintery feel to her table. Not only will the candles create a flattering glow for everyone seated for a holiday feast, but you won’t have any trouble seeing the person sitting across from you.

Mix flameless LED pillar candles with real candles to create warm, inviting candle light on your dining room table

Mix LED flameless candles with real votives to create a soft glow for your holiday table.

 2. Give your holiday table a look and feel by adding adornment to your LED candles

In her dining room, Erin of House of Earnest wrapped her candles in a bit of birch bark tied with some twine. By adding some textural pieces of bark, she reinforces the natural feel she created for this space.

You can see here that the tree bark accents on the candles feel natural next to the small tree in the centerpiece and the pinecones placed throughout the table. By adding in all of these nature-inspired elements, she creates a distinct Christmas atmosphere.

You could easily create the same effect by tying ribbons that complement your dining room décor to tie everything together. Or perhaps wrap swatches of burlap for a more rustic approach.

Add adornment to your candles to create a 'look' or color palette

Add adornment to your LED flameless candles to create a 'look' for your space

3. Give your flameless LED candles a snowy effect with an easy DIY project

Kristin of the blog The Hunted Interior designed a festive blue and white dining room table setting using a collection of turquoise and navy accents. She painted a bit of white school glue onto her candles, then rolled them in epsom salt to give them an icy look. She then placed them in dishes filled with epsom salt — like they’re in a pile of snow!

Give candles a snowy effect by rolling them in epsom salt.

Give flameless candles a snowy effect by rolling them in epsom salt

A blue and white dining room decorated for Christmas