I first made apple candles when I had my first apartment right after college and I think I have only done them a few times since.
But they have been on my mind again lately, so I thought I would try again for a simple and easy fall table.
Materials: Apples – preferably a softer type, paring knife, spoon, tea light candles and pencil.
Step 1: Mark the shape of the candle on the apple with a pencil. It is really more of an imprint as opposed to actually leaving a line. Also, place it so that it is the center with the apple settled – don’t just go the center where the stem is – that may leave you with a crooked candle.
Step 2: Use your paring knife to carefully cut the opening (make sure your hands are clean and you have a good hold). I found that if I kept going around, the center eventually came out after a few times. If not, a spoon can be used to scoop out the center. You may need to clean up the edges with your paring knife. Simply place the tea light in the opening.
Step 3: Gather up a tray and different items to group with the apple candles. I used pine cones, vintage crystal door knobs and Autumn Joy Sedum picked from my yard. I started with two pewter cups and a silver sugar bowl with no lid to put the candles at different heights. I first layered the pine cones, then the door knobs and finally filled in the the sedum.
This is what I have (not everyone has door knobs laying around) - just work with what you have and layer them together.
In my book nothing is better than for a table setting to be easy, quick and pretty.
The less time spent “working” the more time spent enjoying a meal with loved ones!
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