For a more sophisticated look, fill a bread tray or other piece of your coordinating dinnerware with cranberries and set a few small pillar candles evenly spaced.
To create this even more elegant look, place roses at the bottom of a straight hurricane vase, fill two thirds with water, and place a handful of cranberries, which will float to the top. Set your tea light atop and voila!
Even though this concept is not a holiday decoration, it could be easily converted by using colored sand to coordinate with your festive decor!
If your look includes a lot of greenery, wrap leaves around pillar candles and tie with a colorful bow! I think this would be lovely in Hanukkah blues!
For a fun look, use a hot glue gun to adhere candies to a pillar candle. I love the look of the peppermints, but I think the look in ribbon candies (my favorite) would be uniquely elegant!
And for the simplest look of all, use a simple white plate with simple white votives and candies sprinkled around. Less than 60 seconds, and you've created a festive centerpiece for your home!
For more ideas, please see my Pinterest board.