DIY: Create an Outdoor Ambiance

If you’re looking to transform your outdoor space into a tranquil oasis, there’s a simple and charming DIY project that can make a significant impact. By repurposing a dough bowl and combining it with rocks and candles, you can create a stunning outdoor arrangement that exudes natural beauty and serenity. Let’s dive into this simple DYI of making this eye-catching centerpiece, perfect for adding a touch of ambiance to your outdoor gatherings or moments of relaxation.

Materials Needed:

  1. Dough bowl (size and shape of your preference)
  2. Assorted rocks or pebbles
  3. Candles (varying heights and size

Select a Dough Bowl:

Choose a dough bowl, the size and shape of the bowl can vary depending on your personal preference and the available space. I like one with a rustic or natural finish, as it will blend seamlessly with the surrounding environment.

Arrange the Rocks:

Place a layer of rocks or pebbles at the bottom of the dough bowl. This layer will act as a stable base for the candles and provide visual interest. You can choose rocks in various shapes, sizes, and colors to create an appealing arrangement. If you have a large dough bowl like mine, I suggest adding a filler at the bottom so you don’t have to use as many rocks. I used old curtains and then layered the rocks on top.

Position the Candles:

Did you guess add the candles to the dough bowl? Yep! Opt for candles of different heights and sizes to create visual depth. For this arrangement I like pillar candles, or even tea-lights can be used, depending on the desired effect and size of bowl. Arrange them amidst the rocks, ensuring they stand securely. Pro-Tip: you can achieve the same vibe with flameless candles.

Light Up and Enjoy:

As the sun sets, light the candles in your dough bowl arrangement to create a warm glow. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the serene ambiance that your DIY creation brings to your outdoor environment.

Creating a captivating outdoor arrangement doesn’t have to be complicated. With a dough bowl, rocks, and candles, you can easily craft a centerpiece that adds a touch of tranquility to your outdoor space.

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