Whether you DIY your own or grab a bunch from a local store, either way, candles are an inexpensive and versatile way to add personality to your personal spaces. There are so many different ways to set up a scene and pay homage to various seasons. Below, you’ll find 15 ways to decorate with candles this summer; fro boho flair to romantic vibes.
1. In Shells
We R Memory Keepers made candles out of leftover sea and oyster shells. Sprinkle these on your evening dinner tables on the patio or light them up in the guest bathroom. Hop on over now and check out the easy-to-follow tutorial and grab some style inspo as well.
2. Greenery Rings
Check out this gorgeous setup from French Blue Cottage. Delight the dinner table with pedestal candle holders and a bout of greenery on each pillar. This adds a delicate sense bohemian spirit and a beautiful nod to the season as well.
3. Oil Lanterns
Shabbyfufu made some gorgeous oil lanterns that are perfect for the summer season. These petals are a wonderful way to add ambiance to the scene but also a pop of color to the tables or counters. Jump on over and check out the tutorial now!
4. Spindle Holders
Maybe you already have your candles but need some holders to show them off. If so, learn how to make these light and chic spindle pillars. Grab the instructions at The Creek Line House.
5. With Fruit
Mixing candles with fresh fruit is really easy to recreate and simply modern as well. Grab your favorite fruits – or the ones that fit your shade fancy – and match them with some white, or neutral, candles at the table. Our favorite example is with these Granny Smith apples in this space on Pinterest.
You could even learn how to make your own candle appliques and turn your bits into summertime vibes! Learn how by visiting the masters at Crafted Sparrow. If you have a color printer this one is for you!
Brit + Co made some patterned candles that we’re swooning for as well. We love these designs and you could easily recreate them – but we also love the actual tutorial and how you can make it work for whatever ideas you have for your own space.
Take those plain votives and turn them into something infused with some summertime vivaciousness. These are color-dipped plaster candles and they’re a super easy DIY to pull off – for even novices. Check it out at A Kailo Chic Life. Just grab some shot glasses to get started!
A great way to decorate with candles is not only with fruit but to turn those candles into fruit. These watermelon votice candles are just too adorable. Dress up the patio with some of these cuties for the BBQ! The RECL has the tutorial.
These lavender candles from The Crafted Life are wonderful aromatherapy but also beautiful bowls to add some relaxing decor to your space. From the guest room or the home office, these are perfect (and an easy way) to get both function and style out of your candle creation.
These are perfect for decorating the back patio with and setting up before your guests come over. Not only do they have a summertime vibe with the terracotta pots but they’re citronella – keeping the bugs at bay. Check them out at Purely Katie.
Mod Podge Rocks dresses up some candles with confetti. This too gives a festive, summertime vibe to your setup. Grab confetti (or make some) that you like and then start the process of dipping the votive holders.
Table a peek at those rosemary bottles acting as candle holders. This entire setup has an easy flair about it that would be easy to grab inspiration from and recreate on our tables as home. Think neutral and texture! Peek at Saw Nail and Paint for more.
You can create candles out of actual fruit too, did you know? That’s what they did at Sustain My Craft Habit. Hollow out a lemon and let the wax go inside. What better way to evoke the sense of summertime?
You just need some crayons to create these fun colorblocked candles. All of the details can be found at Brit + Co. Just pick out of your favorite shades and visualize the design you want.