For­est can­dles

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Every­day bot­tles can be turned into stylish can­dle­hold­ers by re­mov­ing the la­bels and adding some green­ery. Se­lect thin fronds so they will fit through the tops of the bot­tles. Once fo­liage is in place, fill bot­tles with wa­ter and pop a can­dle in the top. Leave a small gap be­tween the wa­ter and the base of the can­dle. These are lovely grouped on a ta­ble or side­board or would look equally en­chant­ing as a Christ­mas ta­ble cen­tre­piece. Seg­ment side ta­ble in oak, $540, from Citta. An­tipodes wa­ter bot­tles, $5-$7, from Farro. Can­dles, $5 a packet, from Look Sharp. Wall painted in Re­sene ‘Eighth Pearl Lusta’. All other items stylist’s own.

Make sure to rinse fo­liage un­der wa­ter first to get rid of any dirt or bugs so they don’t cloud the wa­ter. yhg

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