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Make These Quick & Easy Floating Candles for Your Christmas Centerpiece

In this post: Make these quick and easy floating candles for your Christmas centerpiece this year. With only a few supplies, they can light up your holiday table with Christmas cheer! 

It’s November, and that means that the holidays are officially upon us! This season is one I literally crave and look forward to all year. But sometimes in the hustle and bustle of it all, it’s easy to become overwhelmed with all we think we should be doing. Let me tell you, it doesn’t have to be complicated. We don’t have to decorate to the nines to make our homes feel special. Sometimes we can put together something so simple and it will feel like the most beautiful thing. 

Like these quick and easy floating candles that can add all kinds of natural Christmas cheer to your holiday table! 

Floating Candles for Your Christmas Centerpiece pin

How to Make Holiday Mason Jar Floating Candles

I’m thrilled to be joining Krista from The Happy Housie for a Christmas craft hop to make this simple holiday decor. After you read how to make our project, scroll down to find several more projects by some of my favorite people!

Quick & Easy Floating Candles for Your Christmas Centerpiece


For each floating candle you wish to make:

  • mason jar
  • 10-15 frozen or fresh cranberries (depending on size of jar)
  • 2-3 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 1-3 cups of water (depending on size of jar)
  • 1 floating candle


1. Place sprigs of rosemary into mason jar. You can trim them to fit, or bend them into the jar however you like. 

2. Fill mason jar with water to just below the rim. 

3. Add cranberries. 

4. Gently place floating candle into water, pushing cranberries out of the way if necessary. 

floating candle holiday centerpieces

And yes, if you’re wondering, those are tea lights in my jars, not floating candles. I totally forgot to grab the floating candles when I got supplies for this project. And no, they don’t really work as well as floating candles. Lol. They tend to want to sink. Which is not good, because water and flames don’t really mix. So, do yourself a favor and remember to get floating candles for this project! 

mason jar floating candles


For more Christmas crafts, be sure to visit my blog friends and their projects below:

How to Flock a Christmas Tree at The Happy Housie
DIY Asymmetrical Wreath at Rooms FOR Rent
DIY Christmas Countdown at Lolly Jane
Christmas Gingerbread Cookie Wreath at Sincerely Marie, Designs
Clock turned Holiday Shadow Box at Confessions of a Serial DIYer

How to Make a Fleece Cone Christmas Tree at Happy Happy Nester
How to Make a Holiday Scrabble Letter Board at Tatertots & Jello
Simple & Natural Wire Hanger Christmas Wreath at Jenna Kate at Home
Kringle’s Cookie Co Christmas Kitchen Sign at Tauni Everett
Easy Advent Countdown Calendar at Jamie Costiglio

French Country Christmas Wreath Printables at Designthusiasm
Copper And Gold Mason Jars DIY at Shabbyfufu
DIY Christmas Crackers at So Much Better With Age
Star Christmas Tree Garland at On Sutton Place
Easy Fringe Napkins at Satori Design for Living

DIY Real Christmas Wreath at Clean and Scentsible
Birch Candle Holders at Finding Silver Pennies
Homemade Dry Holiday Potpourri at TIDBITS
Modern Traditional Christmas Countdown Calendar at Rambling Reno
Embroidery Hoop Christmas Wreaths at Town and Country Living

Quick & Easy Floating Candles for Your Christmas Centerpiece at Home.Made.Lovely
Glass Filled Ornaments at My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Ombré Bottle Brush Tree DIY at Modern Glam
Modern Boho Christmas Wreath at Life is a Party
How To Easily Make A DIY Eucalyptus Wreath at Inspiration for Moms

DIY String Art Christmas Stocking Holders at The Turquoise Home
DIY Holiday Pennant- Two Ways at Lemon Thistle
DIY Vintage Christmas Bell Garland Willow Street Interiors
DIY Modern Christmas Sign at Love Create Celebrate

Easy DriftWood Macrame Christmas Wreath at Place of My Taste
Table Top or Mantel Christmas Tree Made Using Boxes at In My Own Style
Natural Wood Plate Charger Wreath at Taryn Whiteaker


Quick & Easy Floating Candles for Your Christmas Centerpiece

What do you think? Easy enough project, yes?

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