Potted Candle Planters

In the fall, when the evening light comes on a lot faster than I’d like, I want to add little flickers of interesting light to the dark corners of my garden. I love the combination of plants and candles so, I came up with this trick — a planter that doubles as a candle holder.

These planters look great on their own – but can also be converted into a stylish lighting option for your garden by using one simple trick.

Fill bottom of pot with about 1-2 inches of soil and drop a smaller pot inside (about 1-2-inches smaller in diameter). Make sure you've added enough soil to the larger pot to make the rims even with each other.

Fill center pot with pea gravel and surround it with soil.

Place plants in the outer ring of soil.

Place candle in gravel and cover with a glass hurricane.

When the evening is over – just bring in the candle and the hurricane. This planter will drain water easily and will always be ready to hold a candle.


  1. Peaches  October 11, 2011

    Ooooo, someone wore their smarty pants again! Such a great idea. All year round, too!

  2. Jaimie  October 11, 2011

    I love this! so smart and beautiful.

  3. Heather @ Life Gluten Free  October 11, 2011

    Lovely idea!

  4. Vanessa  October 11, 2011

    What a great idea! I can’t wait to try it.

  5. Aunt Jenny  October 11, 2011

    Very pretty!

  6. ~ joey ~  October 12, 2011

    So pretty! I must try this!

  7. **linda**  January 16, 2012

    This is so cute. I love this idea. Would make a great little gift also!!!

  8. Mary  September 7, 2013

    I love this idea and can’t wait to try it. I’m just going to add one thing – flameless candles on timers. I had three of them in a hurricane on my patio all winter (in snowy Wisconsin) and loved them. I’m picturing these pots with Pine bows for Christmas too!

  9. LOLLY  September 7, 2013

    what a great idea!!

  10. Marcie  September 17, 2013

    I love this idea! Thanks for sharing Camilla! Would be wonderful for outdoor weddings too.