Turn a Bounty of Apples Into a Glowing Centerpiece

Short on funds and looking for a clever centerpiece idea? Head for the produce aisle! These tea light candles tucked inside apples create a pretty glow that looks gorgeous with most any decor.

DIY Apple Tea Lights

DIY Apple Tea Lights

Short on funds and looking for a clever centerpiece idea? Head for the produce aisle. These tea light candles tucked inside apples create a pretty glow that looks gorgeous with most any décor.

Photo by: Flynnside Out Productions

Flynnside Out Productions

Materials Needed

  • apples
  • pumpkin carver
  • tea lights
  • cutting board

Trace Outline

Place a tea light candle on top of an apple and lightly trace around it with the carving tool. Remove the candle and cut the outline.

Step 1 - Trace Outline

Step 1 - Trace Outline

Place a tea light candle on top of an apple and lightly trace around it with the carving tool. Remove candle and cut the outline.

Photo by: Flynnside Out Productions

Flynnside Out Productions

Carve Apple

Cut into the apple, then remove the first bit. Continue using the carving tool to remove the inside of the apple so that the tea light will fit snuggly inside. Be careful not to over-carve!

Step 2 - Cut Away Apple

Step 2 - Cut Away Apple

Cut into the apple, then remove the first bit. Continue using carving tool to remove the inside of the apple so that the tea light candle will fit snuggly inside. Be careful not to over-carve!

Photo by: Flynnside Out Productions

Flynnside Out Productions

Insert Candle

Remove the candle from its plastic cylinder. Insert the candle into the apple. Create a grouping on your table for more impact. The more, the better!

Step 3 - Insert Candle

Step 3 - Insert Candle

Remove the candle from its plastic cylinder. Insert the candle into the apple. HINT: Create a grouping for more impact. The more the better!

Photo by: Flynnside Out Productions

Flynnside Out Productions

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