Easy DIY Pomegranate Candleholder For The Holidays

Happy Sunday everyone.  With the holidays fast approaching, I am planning ahead not only for Thanksgiving, but Christmas.  Yes, I did say Christmas.  Because I do make a lot of my own decorations, I do have to begin working on my projects a little early.  And with all the inspiration in blogland, one can't help but inspired.

After seeing a few inspiring posts about candleholders for the holidays, I decided to do my own take on this pretty idea.  This is a simple and quick DIY using fresh Pomegranates as candleholders.  The color of this pretty fruit is perfect not only for fall, but also for Christmas.  Can you imagine your holiday table decorated with these beauties???  And to think that it is an inexpensive DIY with lots of visual impact.

You will Need:

  • Fresh pomegranates (As many as you would like for your table)
  • Preserved Moss
  • Ribbon or Jute twine (I used Christmas ribbon but you can use one of your preference.  This is one project which can be easily customized)
  • Small containers such as these rustic ones from Hobby Lobby but again, you can use any small container which you already have in hand.
  • Small candles ( I used vigil candles purchased at Hobby Lobby).  
  • Scissors


  1. Stuff your containers with floral foam or plastic bags.  What you want is to give your candleholder some height and stability.
  2. Cover the container with moss.  Be sure that none of your foam or bags show.  Leave a bit of the moss hang over the edge of the container just a bit.
  3. Scrape the little flower-looking tops in the inside of the pomegranate with a small pairing knife.  But be very gentle.  You do not want to cut or damage the top.  Now you have created the perfect place to hold the candle in place.
  4. Add the candle on the top.  Make sure that it fits firmly.
  5. Add ribbon of your choice and holiday sprig.  I dressed mine up for Christmas but you can also use this idea for your Thanksgiving table by using a ribbon with fall colors.) 

Here is the final result.  Aren't they just lovely??  Now imagine these pretty candles dressing your holiday table.  Just be sure to always use caution when using candles.

You can go to town with this idea.  Your imagination has no limits.  Be creative.  You will see how fun and easy this project can be.

Thank you for taking the time out of your busy day to stop by and comment.  I am very grateful.



  1. Hello Janet,
    I really love how simple this is to make and how elegant it looks. This is perfect for the holidays.
    Wishing you a wonderful week.
    Julie xo

  2. This is a great idea for decorating my table on a natural way when my gardenclub friends come to dinner in December. Very pretty Janet.
    Have a nice new week!

  3. Dear, sweet Janet, I am in love with your pomegranate candleholders! What a clever and oh-so-beautiful idea. You truly are amazing :)

    Love and hugs to you!

  4. My precious Janet,
    this is a wonderful idea, easy to make and so inspiring, able to create such a great, sweet, cozy atmosphere, thank you for sharing this suggestion for decorate our homes during the Christmas Season, bless you !

    Sending dear love and big hugs

  5. I love this....had to pin it for next year!

  6. Such a terrific idea! Thanks for sharing.

  7. This is such a neat idea!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  8. So pretty!
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!

  9. Featuring this wonderful idea at Roses of Inspiration tomorrow. Thanks for sharing, lovely lady. Hugs!

  10. These are absolutely stunning! I saw your feature on Stepanie's blog this morning...love this idea!

  11. Hello Janet,

    What a brilliant idea! The deep red pomegranates, contrasted with the greenery and accented with the ribbon and berries - it is all so lovely!

    It reminds me of the sort of creation my mother would have made when I was young. We did not have a lot of money, but she always came up with something wonderful to make the holidays sparkle.

    Happy Holidays - Merry Christmas!
    :) Hope


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