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Simple DIY Holiday Jar Floating Candles with Boxwood and Cranberries

Using fresh Boxwood clippings and cranberries, create these simple DIY Holiday Jar Floating Candles. Such an easy way to add natural beauty to your holiday home decor!

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3 DIY Holiday Jar Floating Candles with Boxwood and Cranberries on runner with gold vintage ornaments

Hello and Welcome to October’s Pinterest Challenge!

Each month, our lovely host Cindy from CountyRoad407.com, chooses a photo each month to inspire a group of creative blogging buddies. Using the inspiration photo, we recreate something similar, but in our own personal style.

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Cindy put a little twist on the challenge this month. The Pinterest Challenge for October is all about cranberries! Isn’t that perfect for the fall?

If you are visiting from Kristin’s blog, White Arrows Home, welcome! I am so glad you are here! I always love visiting Kristin’s cozy Wisconsin log cabin. Kristin always shares the most creative ideas and this challenge is no exception. Doesn’t her holiday coffee table styling look beautiful?

Here is our beautiful inspiration photo for my Simple DIY Holiday Jar Floating Candles with Boxwood and Cranberries.

I love cranberries and was so excited when I heard the theme of this month’s challenge! I have used cranberries in this Spinach Salad With Mandarin Oranges, these White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies, and my favorite Sparkling Cranberry Orange Sangria.

Today I am sharing the most simple DIY Holiday Jar Floating Candles with Boxwood and Cranberries. These beautiful candles are budget-friendly, easy to make, and perfect for holiday decorating and entertaining.

mason jars with water, boxwood clippings, cranberries, and tealight candles

Simple DIY Holiday Jar Floating Candles Materials:

  • mason jars/canning jars in a variety of sizes
  • water
  • fresh cranberries
  • Boxwood clippings
  • tealight candles

Shop the Look

collage of process to make diy holiday jar floating candles

How to Make Simple DIY Holiday Jar Floating Candles:

  1. Fill your clean mason jars with water, about 3/4 full.
  2. Arrange boxwood clippings in the water.
  3. Add cranberries to the water. They will float to the top.
  4. Place tealight candle on top of the cranberries.
  5. Light and enjoy!
3 DIY Holiday Jar Floating Candles with Boxwood and Cranberries on runner

The natural red and green elements in these holiday jar candles make them perfect for your seasonal decor!

Use these DIY holiday jar candles as part of a tablescape, seasonal vignette, or anywhere you would like to add a holiday touch.

Tips and Notes

  • Trade out the fresh boxwood for other greens. You might like clipping of spruce, cedar, holly, or ivy.
  • Add some pretty seasonal ribbon to decorate your jar. Please be mindful of the ribbon when lighting the tealight candles.
  • Do not use battery-operated tealight candles in water.
  • Change out your greenery and cranberries every 5 days or when the water begins to look cloudy.
3 DIY Holiday Jar Floating Candles with Boxwood and Cranberries on runner with gold vintage ornaments

I hope you give this simple DIY a try! If you do, please post and tag me. I would love to connect with you on FacebookInstagramPinterest, or here on the blog! 

Next, head over to visit my friend Niky at The House On Silverado . I can’t wait to try her Baked Cranberry Chicken. Doesn’t it sound amazing?!

And, don’t forget to check out all of the creative cranberry ideas listed below!

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Our Southern Home

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Thistle Key Lane

Peacock Ridge Farm

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White Arrows Home

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  1. HI Lynne Love the boxwood and cranberries! Easy and beautiful!

  2. This is brilliant, Lynne!! I LOVE these….SO easy and simple yet SO festive. I will for sure be making these as I am hosting Christmas Day this year. Thanks so much for the idea…pinned!!

  3. I’ve always wanted to try this because the look is so vibrant and pretty and now that I know it’s easy, it’s on my list! Thanks for joining in this month. pinned

  4. Lynne, these floating cranberry candles are really, really pretty!! It’s amazing how something so simple looks timeless and just ethereal… Thank you for sharing this easy idea to brighten our holidays!!

    Happy holiday hugs,
    Barb 🙂

  5. Love the classic style of these and that they look pretty tucked in anywhere. So easy and natural!

  6. This is so pretty! I love the simple elegance. Happy Fall, my friend.

  7. These are so pretty! I just love the simplicity and having most of the items on hand with the exception of picking up some cranberries. I can’t wait for the holiday season.

  8. These jars are cranberry perfection Lynne! So beautiful and simple for the holidays! Thanks for sharing

  9. Your candles look so festive for the holidays with bright red and green colors! This is such a great idea and I love how simple it is to do! Thanks for the inspiration! Pinning now!

    1. Thank you so much, Donna! I appreciate your kind words It is one of my favorite holiday decorations because it is so simple! Wishing you a wonderful week!

  10. These are gorgeous. I love how easy they are to make, and yet they look so beautiful. I’v been looking for new ideas for this season so these are definitley on my list. Thanks,

    1. I am so glad you like them, Marty! They are so easy and fun to make. Hope you’re enjoying a lovely week!

  11. These are so pretty! I can just imagine them on a lovely holiday table. Thanks for sharing!

  12. Your floating candles are perfect for the holidays. I think I will save some re-cycle jars to make these.

    Happy Fall,

  13. This is so pretty and easy to create! Thank you for sharing on Whimsy Home Wednesday!!

  14. Lynne, what a simple but lovely idea for holiday decor. Since I always have mason jars, this will a great decorating project.

    1. Thank you, Carol! I appreciate your kindness! I’m so glad you like it. Wishing you a beautiful weekend!

  15. You are getting my cranberry ideas flowing! Last year I used cranberries to make garland and I’m excited to use them again this year.

    1. Thanks so much, Marie! I love to use them for garland too! So fun and festive! Have a wonderful weekend, my friend!

  16. Rachel - Tea and Forget-me-nots says:

    This is stunning, love the colours and how bright they are.

  17. How fun to be a part of a Pinterest Challenge group! Love the cranberry and boxwood combination! And love this idea to make floating candles with them too!

  18. Love this exercise in creativity you all participate in together. What you came up with is so clever Lynne!

  19. This is always such a fun, easy way to decorate for the holidays. Thanks for sharing this beautiful post.!

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