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There are plenty of ways to decorate your living space during Halloween, from carved pumpkins, tombstones, and lights, to candles and candies and apple candles. Halloween and other fall holidays like Thanksgiving are fast approaching; although I am never one for “spookifying” my condo, I do enjoy the festivities. “Apple votives” – using an apple as the candle base – are very pretty, festive, and smell wonderfully.
The best part of making your own apple candles is that they are really easy to do, inexpensive to create, and make a great conversation piece.
Practice making apple candles for Halloween and you’ll be a pro by the time it’s Thanksgiving decoration time!
Large red apples (that sit flat naturally); the bigger fatter apples are preferable
Tea Light scented candles
Ball point pen
Optional: lemon juice
How To Make Apple Candles
Step 1. Wash apples and dry them with a cloth to make them shiny.
Step 2. Place a tea light over the top of the apple and trace the circumference.
Step 3. Take the knife and cut along the circumference line. Use a spoon to dig out the middle of the circle section. Cut off the stem of the apple with scissors. Optional: squeeze lemon juice into the cut area of the apple to prevent it from turning brown.
Step 4. Take the tea light out of any plastic encasing, and place in the hole of the apple.
Step 5. Repeat Steps 1-4 with each of the apples.
Step 6. Light the candles and display in the kitchen or on dining room table.
Reusable: Store in the fridge for next time.
I recommend preparing these apple candles with your friends as a fun DIY project this weekend. These apple candles let off a wonderful aroma and will brighten up the mood in your living area for sure! Tweet me pics @BrittHackmann or @nubry of your Apple Votives or other cool Halloween or Thanksgiving projects you do!