Apple season is coming, and that means pies, cider, picking expeditions, and – homemade tea light holders? That’s right, with a few quick and easy steps, you can turn a fresh apple into a candleholder that’s sure to be the focus of many an autumn centerpiece.
Fresh, firm apples
Sharp paring knife or a craft (X-Acto type) knife
1. Place the tea light on top of the apple and use the knife to score around the circumference of the tea light.
2. Using the knife, carefully cut away the apple inside the marks you just made.
3. Use the spoon to scoop out enough flesh that the tea light fits snugly in the hole, its top flush with the top of the apple.
4. Feature your apple candleholder in a centerpiece, or make several and scatter them throughout your tabletop decorations.
Ideas for Decorating with Your Apple Candleholder:
- Place apple candleholders in a straight line down the middle of the table for a dramatic living runner. Or wind them along in a more carefree manner, placing autumn leaves under them and unshelled nuts around them for a country chic effect.
- Pile several apple candleholders in a wooden bowl, top up, or mix uncut apples with the apple candleholders. Either way, you’ll have a bright and unique take on the traditional apple basket.
- Create an autumn cornucopia, spilling with colorful squash, nuts, and autumn leaves. Nestle three or four apple candleholders at the base.
- For a centerpiece, go for a multilevel approach. Use a cupcake or cake stand to display your apple candleholders on risers.
Making your own apple candleholder is a DIY project that couldn’t be simpler. In minutes and for pennies, you’ll have a stunning addition to your tabletop decorations, just in time for fall. How did your candleholders turn out? Share a picture with us on the My Garden Life Facebook page.