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Christmas Scene Candle Pedestal – Holiday DIY Decor

Make sure you adorn your table or mantel with this beautiful DIY Christmas Scene Candle Pedestal. A small glass vase with a cute Christmas scene in the center is glued to a glass plate. This will be a timeless holiday decoration for your home. 

Christmas Scene Candle Pedestal

This candle pedestal can be made in about 14 minutes but it’s so elegant you would never know it’s quick to make and a budget-friendly DIY.

You can gift this DIY Christmas Scene Candle Pedestal to friends, co-workers, or family members or decorate your home with it.

This candle pedestal is so versatile you can create multiple candle pedestals with different scenes in the vase.

Christmas Scene Candle Pedestal

You can create a candle pedestal for every season of the year by following the directions but using figurines appropriate for Easter, Halloween, etc. 

This candle pedestal is budget-friendly to make because you can purchase the glass vase, plate, and figurines at your local Dollarstore.

In 14 minutes, you’ll have an elegant candle pedestal that will bring joy to your home ready to enjoy!

HOW TO MAKE A CHRISTMAS SCENE CANDLE PEDESTAL

Christmas figurines are placed inside of a glass vase and then glued to a glass plate to create a beautiful holiday decor item the whole family will enjoy!

Are you ready to get started?

You’ll find the specific ingredient amounts and detailed instructions in the printable recipe at the bottom of this post.

Christmas Scene Candle Pedestal

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CHRISTMAS SCENE CANDLE PEDESTAL MATERIALS

Christmas Scene Candle Pedestal

This Christmas Scene Candle Pedestal uses easy to find materials to create a beautiful candle stand your family will love.

You can find all of these materials at your local Dollarstore or craft store.

All you need is:

  • small glass plate 
  • small glass vase 
  • faux snow 
  • Christmas figurines 
  • scrap craft wood, cardboard, or foam board 

CHRISTMAS SCENE CANDLE PEDESTAL INSTRUCTIONS

Cutting wood with a knife

Begin by tracing the top of the glass vase on a piece of scrap craft wood or cardboard. This will be the base that the figurines are glued to and also used as a plug to hold the snow inside the glass.

Christmas Scene Candle Pedestal

Next, use a utility knife to cut the circle. Cutting on the inside of the circle, slightly smaller will help the base to sit inside of the glass rather than right on the edge of the glass, which will help in the next few steps.

Christmas Scene Candle Pedestal

After the cut is complete, glue figurines to the base and add a pinch of faux snow to help cover any dried hot glue.

Christmas Scene Candle Pedestal

Next, fill the glass vase with the desired amount of faux snow. Flipping the base with figurines attached upside down, pushing it about a quarter of an inch inside the glass vase to create a plug for the snow. It should be a snug fit but not too tight or too loose.

Christmas Scene Candle Pedestal

After, using hot glue around the bottom rim of the base and sides of the glass (right inside of the 1/4 inch edge that is visible) with hot glue creating an even tighter seal.

Christmas Scene Candle Pedestal

Lastly, flip the small glass plate over and add a dollop of super glue. Align the middle of the plate to the bottom (which is now the top) of the glass vase. Allow super glue to cure and dry for 24 hours or recommended timing on the packaging.

Christmas Scene Candle Pedestal

In about 14 minutes plus drying time, you’ll have a DIY holiday decor item that’s sure to become a new favorite!

Christmas Scene Candle Pedestal

CHRISTMAS SCENE CANDLE PEDESTAL TIPS AND QUESTIONS

If you’ve never made a DIY holiday glass candle pedestal, don’t worry!

Below are some common questions and helpful tips. Hopefully, this will answer any questions you may have.

If not, feel free to ask in the comments and I’ll answer the best I can.

HOW LONG DOES IT REALLY TAKE TO MAKE A CHRISTMAS SCENE CANDLE PEDESTAL?

This Christmas Scene Candle Pedestal takes approximately 24 hours and 14 minutes. TOTAL.

This includes:

  • About 5 minutes to cut the base that the figurines are glued to
  • Close to 5 minutes to glue figurines to the base and decorate with faux snow
  • Around 4 minutes to glue the vase to the plate
  • 24 hours to allow the glue to cure

If you were to purchase this in a store, you’d be looking at paying at least $25. In about 14 minutes you can create it yourself!

This holiday decor item will become a classic decoration in your home that will bring joy to any area you place it. 

WHAT GOES WELL WITH A CHRISTMAS SCENE CANDLE PEDESTAL?

Christmas Scene Candle Pedestal goes well with a wide variety of holiday decor.

Some of my personal favorites include:

Christmas Scene Candle Pedestal

CAN I USE A LARGE VASE INSTEAD OF A SMALL ONE?

Yes, you can use a large vase for this craft instead of a small one. The steps will be pretty much the same.

A large vase will make the candle pedestal taller instead of short.

WHAT ELSE CAN I ADD TO THIS CHRISTMAS SCENE CANDLE PEDESTAL CRAFT?

This simple Christmas Scene Candle Pedestal not only looks amazing, but it’s also incredibly versatile.

Try adding a beautiful ribbon to the vase to add a special touch.

Christmas Scene Candle Pedestal

CHRISTMAS SCENE CANDLE PEDESTAL CRAFT

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Christmas Scene Candle Pedestal

Christmas Scene Candle Pedestal

Make sure you adorn your table or mantel with this beautiful DIY Christmas Scene Candle Pedestal. A small glass vase with a cute Christmas scene in the center is glued to a glass plate. This will be a timeless holiday decoration for your home.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Additional Time 1 day
Total Time 1 day 15 minutes
Difficulty Medium

Materials

  • small glass plate
  • small glass vase
  • faux snow
  • Christmas figurines
  • scrap craft wood, cardboard, or foam board

Tools

  • Hot glue gun
  • Superglue

Notes

Start off by tracing the top of the glass vase on a piece of scrap craft wood or cardboard. This will be the base that the figurines are glued to and also used as a plug to hold the snow inside the glass.


Used a utility knife, cutting on the inside of the circle. Cutting on the inside of the circle, slightly smaller will help the base to sit inside of the glass rather than right on the edge of the glass, which will help in the next few steps.


After the cut is complete, glue figurines to the base and add a pinch of faux snow to help cover any dried hot glue.


Next, fill the glass vase with the desired amount of faux snow. Flipping the base with figurines attached upside down, pushing it about a quarter of an inch inside the glass vase to create a plug for the snow. It should be a snug fit but not too tight or too loose.


After, using hot glue around the bottom rim of the base and sides of the glass (right inside of the 1/4 inch edge that is visible) with hot glue creating an even tighter seal.
Lastly, flip the small plate over and add a dollop of super glue. Align the middle of the plate to the bottom (which is now the top) of the glass vase. Allow super glue to cure and dry for 24 hours or recommended timing on the packaging.

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WHAT’S NEXT

I hope you enjoy this DIY Holiday décor item as much as my family does!

If you get a chance to try it, let us know! Leave us a comment below, or share it with a picture on Instagram or Facebook! Don’t forget to tag us @kelly_reci_ and use the hashtag #Kellysthoughtsonthings so we can see what amazing meals you are cooking up!

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