DIY Candles and Moss in Terracotta Pots Tutorial

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I have a slew of candle decor ideas up my sleeve and I'm finally ready to share some of them with you! This is my non-official DIY candle series. I've been wanting to making these candles in pots for awhile now, and I don't know why I waited so long! They are super easy, and with all the supplies on hand, it was practically free! It's a fun way to add a little cozy spring decor into any space. 
Supplies I used: 
Small terracotta pot: I get mine at Hobby Lobby during their 50% off sale, or other options linked here
Moss: Mine is reindeer moss from Dollar Tree, or check more out here
Small styrofoam block and round: link here
Candle: linked here
Step 1:
I dried brush my terracotta pot to make it look a little more aged with some white craft paint. There is no real technique to it. Just dab the brush into some paint and brush it on the pot. Keep brushing even when it feels like the paint is all gone. This is what gives it this look. Dip back in paint as needed. If too much paint is on the brush, lightly dab off the excess goop on a paper towel before brushing on pot.
Step 2: 
Eye or measure the diameter of the pot and cut the styrofoam to fit into it tightly. If it's tight, you won't need to add anything below it. If it is too loose, you'll need to stack more styrofoam on top.

Step 3: 
Gently, but kind of aggressively, push the candle into the middle of the styrofoam. If it doesn't go in, grab a sharp knife and stab at the styrofoam where the candle will go. If needed, pull a few pieces of styrofoam out...but not too much! You still want the candle to stick in there snuggly.

Step 4: 
Add the reindeer moss to cover the styrofoam. If worried that it will come off, you can hot glue it on there or secure with floral wire.
And that's seriously it! This can be done in practically any vessel. I'm excited to try this for all the holidays and seasons. I'm all for fun, easy not even 5 minute craft projects! I'm using this on my dining room center piece for now, but I'm sure they'll be move around my home :) 

Hope this inspired you to create this week! Sometimes we all need that little inspiration! I have so many big project ideas for my house that I get overwhelmed and don't have enough time to do them. These smaller projects help scratch the creative itch! 

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happy DIYing! Alicia