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Unique Christmas Decor with Graters
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!