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…