How to make candle centerpieces for tables

Add a fresh scent to your dining room table with these rustic candle centrepieces made with rosemary and moss.

How to make candle centerpieces for tables

If you need a quick-and-easy or last-minute table decoration, you’ll love these trendy candle centerpieces for tables, with their earthy scents of herbs and moss. They’re quick to make and will last a while, so are ideal for displaying for several weeks at a time before they need a refresh. We packed our pots with rosemary and berries, but you could also use holly, pinecones and fruit slices for a more traditional festive look.

For a long lasting pot, plant herbs in soil then cover any gaps with moss
Marie Parry
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This project, how to make herb pots, was designed by Pembrokeshire florist Marie Parie, of By The Sea. Bookmark her page, By The Sea Flowers, if you’re after beautiful wedding flowers, sympathy flowers or floral gifts – she runs floristry workshops, too!

And if you like this project, have a look at our other floristry articles by Marie Parry – we love this DIY terrarium – or how about these gorgeous herb pots! And if you’re planning a garden get together, Marie’s floral centrepiece could be just the ticket.

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You will need:

  • Terracotta plant pot
  • Moss
  • Berries
  • Rosemary
  • Candleholder
  • Candle
  • Oasis
  • Moss pins
How to make candle centerpieces for tables

How to make candle centerpieces for tables


Step 1

To make your candle centerpieces for tables, soak an oasis brick by dropping it into a basin of water – but don’t push it down, as this will create air pockets in the oasis.

Soak for 10 minutes or so, then remove from the water and cut a piece slightly smaller than your terracotta pot.

Step 2

Wrap a piece of moss around the top half of the oasis brick and secure in place with moss pins. Push into the plant pot so the moss rises above the top of the pot.

Step 3

Make a hole in the moss and oasis and push a candle holder into it. Put a candle in the holder, then arrange the moss so that it hides the candle holder.

Step 4

Cut three short lengths of rosemary and push into the oasis, through the moss. Repeat with the berries, to finish. Congratulations – you’ve finished your easy candle centerpieces for tables!

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We hope you’ve enjoyed this easy project on how to make candle centrepieces for tables. If you’re looking for more easy upcycling homeware projects, why not make these wine bottle lights or this brilliant thanksgiving doormat. Check out our upcycling projects for more inspiration!