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When I reached out to my friends at The Beeswax Co. with the idea for this decor project, I knew that their classic varying height pillars would create a stunning centerpiece. What I wasn’t prepared for was the impact of their natural beeswax fragrance. As soon as I opened the packaging, I was transported to my childhood. My father was a beekeeper for many years. The life of bees, their importance to nature and humans, the products they create, the taste and smell of honey and beeswax, the sound of the centrifuge that extracted the honey from the honeycombs, it was all a big part of my childhood. The memories came rushing in. But I digress …
I came up with the idea of combining the beeswax candles and their classic natural color with another nature’s product – reindeer moss – for a stunning woodland holiday centerpiece. The moss is a substitute for the more traditional evergreen garland that you normally see in Christmas table decor. (For more details on my dining room decor, check out this post.)
I call this theme – woodland chic. It can be a Christmas theme when combined with more traditional elements but it definitely has longevity even after you put away the Christmas tree.
I also used 6″ and 12″ taper candles to create this candlestick display on my cane console. I love the earthy tone of the candles especially against the handmade paperbag star ornament. It all ties into the simple, classic, vintage holiday theme. The organic elements of the candles, moss, and pinecones contrast with the modern console and reindeer figurines.
Beeswax Candles Facts
The Beeswax Co. candles are made in the US (Texas) out of 100% pure beeswax. They are handmade and natural, the beeswax can be recycled into different products or returned to the company to be cleaned, repoured, and donated.
What makes this centerpiece so impactful is the varying sizes and heights of the pillars. There are even more options available on The Beeswax Co. website including tapers, votives, tealights, and three wick pillars. How cool are these specialty shaped candles:
I also learned the proper way to extinguish candles. You are supposed to use a metal tool to dip the wick inside the melted wax to put it out and then straighten the wick right after. This process eliminates the afterglow and smoke that happens if you blow out the candle.