Make these apple candles in just a few easy steps to add a fresh fall touch to your table! Use them as part of a fall centerpiece or as accents for a fall dinner party or wedding. Apple candles are a festive decoration for casual tables as well as more formal events.
Make your own apple candles with small apples from the store, or apples from your backyard apple tree. Select several small, colorful, and firm apples. You may want to include alternating sizes or colors, or keep them all uniform. It's up to you and your vision for your table design.
Cut out a small circle in each apple about one inch deep. Measure the tea light width before cutting; you'll want to make sure the tea light fits fairly snugly in the cut-out indent of each apple.
I found it helpful to cut the indent circle in a downward direction first, perpendicular to the apple. Then I cut the circle out at an angle to remove the top. Then I scooped the rest of the indent out with a spoon.
Remove the cut-out using a spoon or knife. Be careful to not damage the edge of the candle indent. You can do some fine-tuning by trimming the edge if the tea light doesn't quite fit. It's better to cut smaller than larger to ensure the tea light neatly fits inside the apple.
Place a tea light in the cut-out of each apple and light it.
Enjoy several hours of delightful candle light. Be careful to keep flames away from flammable objects.
Note: The candles alongside the pinecones in this photo were not lit.
You could further customize this project by intermixing the apples with small pumpkins or spraying the apples with glitter for added sparkle. Apple candles could also be accented with cinnamon sticks or stuck with cloves as a fragrant touch. We hope you enjoy trying this project yourself. Happy decorating!