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Unique Christmas Decor with Graters

Updated on September 6, 2013

Vintage Grater Candle Chimneys


Candle Chimneys Made from Graters

Most everyone uses candles to decorate their home for Christmas. Here is a unique way to display candles in your home for the Christmas holiday. Start with basic electric candles. Create candle chimneys using vintage graters found at flea markets or new graters from your kitchen or the housewares section of a discount store.

Arrange the candles and grater chimneys on a mantel, as seen in this photograph, with your own touch of greenery, a light string, or ribbons. No mantel? Arrange your unique candle display on your dining room table as a centerpiece or on your coffee table. The candle light will shine through the grater openings and looks simply gorgeous!

Your guests are sure to enjoy this touch of creativity in your Christmas decorations.

Luminaries Made from Graters

Exterior luminaries can also be made using candles and vintage graters as chimneys. Line your driveway or walkway to the front door with gorgeous luminaries. Also, graters are fire resistant, unlike paper bags sometimes used to create luminaries.

Christmas Tree Ornaments

Small graters also make unique Christmas ornaments. Add a red cord or ribbon and hang it on your tree. The metal surface is good at reflecting the lights on the tree too. I found a doll size greater online that makes a beautiful ornament!

Doll House Grater Ornament



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    • RTalloni profile image

      RTalloni 6 years ago from the short journey

      Your decorations are fun stuff, with lots of potential for inspiring more ideas!

    • SanneL profile image

      SanneL 6 years ago from Sweden

      Wow, what a neat idea!

      This will for sure start a great conversation topic during the Christmas dinner. I love it!

      Very useful hub.


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      Cindy A. Johnson 6 years ago from Sevierville, TN

      We don't use candles at our house but you could easily use a battery-operated candle inside the grater for the same effect. What a great idea!