Rustic Artichoke Candleholder

Artichokes left in a cool place to dry can be easily turned into an organic table decoration.

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Natural Candle Holder Props Beeswax CandleEnlarge Photo+Shrink Photo-DK - A Greener Christmas © 2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Green Tip: Choose natural candles. Many candles are made from paraffin, which is derived from petroleum (a non-renewable source), and are not biodegradable. Choose eco-friendly natural soy and beeswax candles, which are made from renewable sources and burn cleaner than paraffin candles.

Materials Needed:

  • dried globe artichoke heads
  • garden shears
  • thin wire
  • scissors
  • pillar candle
  • empty tea light container or aluminum foil
  • glue

Step 1

Cut the artichoke stem with a pair of garden shears so the base sits level when placed on a flat surface.

Artichoke HeadEnlarge Photo+Shrink Photo-DK - A Greener Christmas © 2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Step 2

Wind one end of the wire around artichoke's stem. Wrap the wire twice around the head to hold the leaves in place and secure it again at the base.

Secure Leaves of Artichoke Head with WireEnlarge Photo+Shrink Photo-DK - A Greener Christmas © 2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Step 3

Cut out the choke in the center of the flower head with a pair of scissors to create a hole that's just a bit larger than the candle.

Artichoke Candle HolderEnlarge Photo+Shrink Photo-DK - A Greener Christmas © 2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited
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Excerpted from A Greener Christmas

© Dorling Kindersley Limited 2008

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