DIY Fall Decorations | Corn Kernel Candleholders
Jamie here! Fall is my favorite season to nest and decorate – which brings me to one of my new favorite DIY Fall Decorations… Corn Kernel Candleholders! They have a simple harvest feel to them – and a bag of popcorn is only about $2. See? Easy AND inexpensive! (My favorite kind of craft)
I have these on my kitchen table as a centerpiece – but would make a warm and cozy mantle decoration (or if you lack a mantle like me, set up a bookshelf display). You could also stagger these alongside some sisal rope candleholders that we talked about here!
All you need for this craft is a bag of popcorn kernels (or any dried corn kernels), a candle or two, and some empty glass jars. I used empty candle jars that I had recycled previously for a summer decor project (See my post on how to Reuse Empty Candle Jars for a Seashell Display).
Reduce the amount of corn kernels you have to use by placing a can in your jar and pouring around it. Plus, the can doubles as a candle base!
I had some Glade candles that worked really well – but any medium sized candles would work. (I think white or cream would be even prettier!) To get the corn in without spilling them all over the floor (Speaking from experience here, folks!) fold a piece of stiff paper in half and use it to funnel the kernels into the jar.
If your candle gets a little off-kilter in the filling process, center it by gently tapping the sides to evenly distribute everything.
Now to “Fall” it up with natural elements!
Once you have a couple corn kernel candleholders ready to go, go outside and gather some pinecones, acorns, or even a couple small berry branches to scatter around them. Arrange them on a tray together, or if you have a Fallish table runner, spread them out across it. Do you have a few mini-pumpkins? Do you have a cake stand? Pumpkins on a cake stand look totally fancy. Martha Stewart has gourds and pumpkins on cake plates all OVER her Fall issue – that’s how I know 😉
Pull together a whole Thanksgiving centerpiece by placing your corn candles around a cake stand piled with gourds and mini-pumpkins, and scattering pinecones, etc… here and there. It’s easy – takes only minutes – and even Martha would approve 😉