Candle Display Ideas
A Garden of Light
Create a candle garden! Place an assortment of colorful candles in a serving bowl, then encircle the arrangement with a layer of beans. It's the perfect centerpiece for any occasion. For a summer look, try seashells instead of beans.
Brighten up any outdoor space with the glow of candlelight. Be sure to protect the flame using hurricanes or votive holders. Another idea — place sconces on outdoor walls to light garden walkways.
A Watery Display
Place a pillar candle inside a glass vase, then place that vase inside another slightly larger vase. Secure with floral adhesive. Pour tinted water in the space between the two vases. The lighted candle will create a stunning optical effect against the water between the vases.
Stop and Stair
Line an outdoor stairway with votives in glass holders. Attach leaves, branches, and berries to the glass holders to complete the look.
Place a group of candles in an unused fireplace. This creates a dramatic backdrop to any room and is an environmentally friendly décor idea — no smoke pollution. It's also nice for the warmer months, when it's too warm for a log fire.
Arrange votive candles on top of a mirror. When lit, the flames will create a reflective pool of light, casting the perfect glow of ambience on your table.
Accessorized & Ready to Glow
Decorate glass candleholders with decorative fabrics. Coat natural-fiber fabric scraps, such as cotton or linen, with spray starch, and iron them. Cut out a rectangle big enough to wrap around a candleholder once the fabric stiffens. Allow a slight overlap where ends meet. Wrap around the holder, and join fabric ends with a piece of double-sided tape.
How Sweet It Is
Turn a fruit favorite into an aromatic candleholder. Use a cookie cutter to hollow out an apple, then fill the space with a votive or tea light. This same method can be used with pumpkins and melons, so experiment with scents!
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About Valerie Parr Hill
Valerie Parr Hill is the founder and president of The Valerie Parr Company, which distributes her own line of decorative accessories, wreaths, candles, bedding, rugs, and accent furniture.
Valerie was born in Rochester, Minnesota and raised in Lexington, Kentucky, where she was crowned Kentucky's Junior Miss in 1975. She earned her bachelor's degree at Asbury College in Kentucky and went on to earn her master's degree in communications at Wheaton College in Illinois and studied not-for-profit marketing at Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management. In the eighties, Valerie served in the public service sector, fund-raising for higher education, wildlife protection, and fine arts institutions.
Following her personal passion for hospitality, Valerie began designing decorative home accents to sell in catalogs and at stores, and imagining ways she could inspire and help others to create warm and welcoming homes. Her passion led her to publish a how-to decorating book, Decorating for the Holidays, and she begin working with QVC.
Valerie's first QVC show, Decorating with Wreaths, premiered in 1993, and was an immediate success. Now for more than a decade, Valerie Parr Hill has been an avid designer and purveyor of home decorating accents, specializing in items that help her customers create warm and welcoming homes in the midst of their busy lives. Valerie appears frequently on QVC and with her own programs, Heartfelt Home, Heartfelt Holidays, and Home Fragrances. During these shows she offers decorating tips and advice on how viewers can create a warm, welcoming home.
Valerie and her husband, Will, reside in New Jersey with their two sons.