This Easy Candle Planter Is Made With Two Pots Plus Some Annuals And A Candle

10-Minute Outdoor Candle Planter

I was strolling through my local garden center a few weeks back and saw the most brilliant use of terracotta – an outdoor candle planter! I quickly gathered the materials and went straight home to make my own, and I LOVE how it turned out!This easy candle planter is made with two pots plus some annuals and a candle

Here are the steps if you want to make your own outdoor candle planter and have 10 minutes to spare.


  • 2 terracotta pots (one large and wide, one small and tall)
  • Wood block
  • Annuals in 4” plastic nursery pots
  • Small river stones
  • Pillar candle


Set the wood block in the bottom center of the large pot. Place annuals in the nursery pots into the large pot, around the wood block. Set the smaller pot on the wood block and fill 1/3 with small river stones.

Make a gorgeous outdoor centerpiece with just a few annuals, terracotta pots and a candle!

Set the pillar candle on the river stones and set out in the garden.

Protect the candle by bringing it indoors between uses, but the planter can stay outside to thrive!

Here are the photos of the ones that I saw at the garden center…the possibilities are endless!

mossy candle planter idea

viola candle planter idea

You can also head over to my eBay blog where I shared this project and a whole bunch more ideas for candles in the garden.

Crafty DIY Outdoor Candle Projects for in the Garden and many other ideas (Custom)

You can make them, buy them, or anything in between.

10 ways to use candles outdoors this summer


Pin it the DIY here:

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About the Author : Stephanie RoseAn artistic gardener aiming to feed the body & soul through an urban potager garden & a community veggie plot in Vancouver.View all posts by Stephanie Rose

  1. Calvin Kent
    Calvin KentMay 12,15

    Wow! Well done! An amazing achievement. It is looking so good. Whatever will you do when it is finished and fully planted?

  2. Suzanne S.
    Suzanne S.May 13,15

    Great idea! I will try this one too. Since I love gardening specially different colors of pots and scented candles. Might as well I will do this. Thanks!

  3. Janet Vinyard
    Janet VinyardJuly 12,16

    Clever idea! I could see this used for special outdoor evening or nighttime events! The variations are endless! Thanks for sharing! Blessings, Janet

  4. Laura
    LauraJuly 14,16

    Stephanie- you are an amazing gardener!
    Happy Thoughts of Home.

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