Cute Christmas coke crate candle centrepiece


A mix of greens in this cute coke crate Christmas candle centrepiece / funkyjunkinteriors.net
I knew I’d be in trouble the moment this cute Christmas coke crate candle centrepiece brainstorm hit.

On a scale of 1 – 10, how much horizontal space do you have for Christmas decorating?

vintage coke crate for a candle centrepiece / funkyjunkinteriors.net
Well, if you’re anything like me, it’s about 1%. We need every available counter top and table top in this place, whether it be for work, eat or play. 

But I LOVE this vintage coke crate, and wanted to play it against some real greens for Christmas.

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adding candles to a vintage coke crate for a Christmas candle centrepiece / funkyjunkinteriors.net
I don’t know what’s happened to the dollar stores down our way, but I can’t find these types of candles in any of them this year.

So off to Walmart I went, and found the entire box for $10.

adding candles to a vintage coke crate for a Christmas candle centrepiece / funkyjunkinteriors.net
Since I couldn’t land any tall candles, I picked up what there was. Which is fine… small chunks of wood made it easy to elevate them.

adding candles to a vintage coke crate for a Christmas candle centrepiece / funkyjunkinteriors.net
My decorating is about as far from symmetry as it can get. So the candles were arranged in a very random placement.

But in hindsight, adding the greens first works better. You’ll soon see why.

adding candles to a vintage coke crate for a Christmas candle centrepiece / funkyjunkinteriors.net
Cute! Now gather up some tiny bottles or ? to hold water.

Because I swear, if I bump into one more evergreen branch I forgot to stick in water, only to watch the needles ping off one by one like a Charlie Brown Christmas tree…

… my Dyson will never forgive me.

adding greenery to a vintage coke crate for a Christmas candle centrepiece / funkyjunkinteriors.net
Here’s where you’ll really need to play.

I tried tall, I tried short, I tried long, and everything in between.

This looks a little like a Maui landscape… after a major hurricane… right in the middle of a huge New Year’s Eve party.

Tall wasn’t the best. No worries…

I just cut each branch smaller from my Christmas tree ground gathering, then collected other greens from outdoors.

A mix of greens in this vintage coke crate Christmas candle centrepiece / funkyjunkinteriors.net
Then filled the empty crate sections with ornaments, and a 2 5 for a main feature. 

I LOVED the mix of different greens. I got that idea from Miss Mustard Seed’s evergreen arranging HERE. Thanks, girl! The mix makes all the difference!

(note: I outfitted battery operated candles inside the votives for a pet and child safe option)

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This create was staged in my photo studio, because (ahem) I don’t have space for this guy until my entry is painted.

I’m always creating these mini entry ways. Subliminal?

Why yes I think it is. Did I tell you I’m painting my entry?

I am! Craziness. I thought I’d put the paint cans away, but nooooo.

From crap to clean before Christmas, right?!

A mix of greens in this cute coke crate Christmas candle centrepiece / funkyjunkinteriors.net
And so this cute little rustic evergreen centrepiece is…

… begging for my new entryway bench.

Arg.

Time to go paint.



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  1. I have about 0% horizontal space left for decorating but if I had that crate I would jettison a Santa or two to make room for it! You did a great job! I’m of the “plunk it into a container” school when it comes to arranging greens. I think they look great regardless (except for the prickly part when they need to be discarded!)

    • YES!! The prickly dry part is not nearly as much fun. LOL Spray snow is a trick I like to use if greens aren’t sitting in water. They look much better for a longer duration.

      Happy cleaning to you in the New Year too! 🙂

  2. That is really pretty. I have a Coke crate but I hung it on my pantry door and use it to hold small spice jars. I am going to have to look for another one so I can try this. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Very nice, Donna, and I love the crate.

    Rustic + natural greenery + candlelight is pretty hard to beat! It’s always a nice look!

  4. Hi Donna, you are just so creative. I have been following you for years and am amazed at your creativity, always coming up with some other creation. Thanks for sharing. Blessings and smiles, Emilou