Create a beautiful and simple Scandinavian Christmas centerpiece with an easy candle DIY. The perfect way to celebrate a hygge holiday.
Hello friend. I hope this holiday season is treating you right! Casa Watkins Living and I are having so much fun sharing globally influenced DIYs, decorating ideas, and more for A Very Global Christmas. Today is day 9 and we have created simple Scandi Christmas centerpieces for you to try! If you’ve missed any posts, you can find all the holiday global projects at A Very Global Christmas page.
A Scandi Christmas Centerpiece with DIY Candles
I love the idea of Hygge (the Danish lifestyle of cozy living) and simple Nordic and Scandinavian holiday decor but I also love color! So for this Scandi Christmas centerpiece I added in subtle colorful details with a warm patterned table runner and a quick 5 minute candle DIY (or use color tapers!).
Scandi Christmas centerpiece: DIY Two Toned Candles
Here’s what you need:
- 3 taper candles
- water based craft paint in 3 pairings of colors
- paint brush
How to mix paints for a two toned look:
- Create three color pairings. Mine were peachy pink and bubble gum pink, lemon yellow with ochre, yellow green and ochre.
- Use the first color on the top of the candle, then mix a little of the first color with the second color for a variation on the bottom half.
- Overlap in the middle. The paint will dry fast!
If are worried about releasing toxins while burning the candles, look for craft paints that are non-toxic and formaldehyde free. Most water based craft paints are non-toxic!
I love the subtle difference in the two tones. They almost look ombre. 😉
Create a Scandi Christmas centerpiece:
Layer a colorful table runner over a white tablecloth.
Use faux or real leaf garland (I used faux in a silver-toned) and set three taper candle holders with your DIY candles in the middle.
You might have saw these in our eclectic winter dining room tour yesterday!
With this quick 5 minute DIY and supplies you probably already have, you can make two toned candles for a Scandi Christmas centerpiece in no time! What do you think? Will you give it a try?
For another Scandi inspired table centerpiece, check out Casa Watkins Living’s Simple Scandinavian Christmas Centerpieces Two Ways.
Thanks so much for stopping today! We have 9 days down and 3 more to go. Wahoo! Head over to the winter holidays, DIYs, and decor page for more articles and resources!