How to Make a Votive Candle Runway for Santa

Light the way for Santa by lining entry steps with glowing votives.
Candles Deliver Warmth to Snowy Steps

Candles Deliver Warmth to Snowy Steps

The warming glow of these glass-enclosed candles sets a peaceful, relaxing tone. Enjoy your handiwork, set out some milk and cookies and get ready for the man in the red suit to make an appearance.

By: Janell Beals

Materials Needed:

  • several glass cylinders or mason jars
  • rock salt
  • votives
  • length of garland
  • matches

Gather Supplies

Select glass cylinders or jars and gather votives and rock salt.

Votive Candle Supplies

Votive Candle Supplies

These votive candles, glasses and rock salt are the supplies used to make an outdoor Christmas votive candle runway. Select glass cylinders or jars and gather votives and rock salt.

Fill Containers

Pour rock salt into each container, filling approximately 1/5 full.

Pouring Salt Into Glasses

Pouring Salt Into Glasses

Rock salt is being poured into these votive candle glasses. Pour rock salt into each container, filling approximately 1/5 full.

Place Votives

Arrange votive in each container, pushing votive down into salt to secure in place.

Placing Votive Candles in Glasses

Placing Votive Candles in Glasses

Arrange votive in each container, pushing votive down into salt to secure in place. These votive candles are pushed into the rock salt at bottom of the glasses.

Light Candles

Light candles, arrange along steps and enhance with a length of garland.

Lighting Votive Candles Glasses

Lighting Votive Candles Glasses

Light candles, arrange along steps and enhance with a length of garland.

Wait for Santa to Arrive

Enjoy your handiwork, set out some milk and cookies and get ready for the man in the red suit to make an appearance.

Candles Deliver Warmth to Snowy Steps

Candles Deliver Warmth to Snowy Steps

The warming glow of these glass-enclosed candles sets a peaceful, relaxing tone. Enjoy your handiwork, set out some milk and cookies and get ready for the man in the red suit to make an appearance.

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