Candle Bouquet

Entertaining is in full swing! No doubt there are lots of candles and flower arrangements gracing your dining table. This week’s sMARt tip is about combining the two into one beautiful arrangement.

Take a small, low bouquet of flowers; insert one taper candle into the center of your arrangement — line up the bottom of the taper with the stems of the flowers and greenery. The sMARt tip? Secure it all together before putting into a vessel: use a rubber band around the base of both the flowers and the candle. Arrange the plant material how you want it — so the candle has enough height to burn down and the flowers are balanced on all sides — then cut away any excess stems at the bottom. Insert into the vase and you are done!   

What an easy and a creative way to showcase the light, the colors and textures of the season.