These make fantastic center pieces. You can fill them with almost anything from rocks, potpourri, marbles and so much more. They are a fun way to let you take creativity in your own hands when designing a certain area. Designed to look like petrified wood with real character marks. Not for use with unwrapped food. Size is 23½''W x 11''D x 5''H. These are very popular, especially in the Fall & Winter months. Unknown if safe for making candles. But you can use it to display glassed candles with surrounding decorations.