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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
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?!
And so this cute little rustic evergreen centrepiece is…
… begging for my new entryway bench.
Time to go paint.
7 thoughts on “Cute Christmas coke crate candle centrepiece”
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! 🙂
Donna, I love old crates and this is such a cool idea!!!! Warm Christmas WIshes from WA State! Christine from Little Brags
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.
Very nice, Donna, and I love the crate.
Rustic + natural greenery + candlelight is pretty hard to beat! It’s always a nice look!
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