Apple Candle Centerpiece for a Fall Table

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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In my book nothing is better than for a table setting to be easy, quick and pretty.

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The less time spent “working” the more time spent enjoying a meal with loved ones!

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If you would like to see some other fall table ideas, you can go here or here or you can visit my Pinterest board.

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Thanks for reading dear friends!

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  1. so pretty- i love how you used the crystal knobs in the piece as well. you are so brilliant!

  2. I LOVE IT!!

  3. I have never tried this before but I’m loving it. The look so nice with the pinecones and the sparkle of the glass doorknobs. Such a great combo.

  4. I did this once…at a very small Thanksgiving table…with tapers instead of votives…Well, everyone kept nearly singing the hair on their arms every time they passed the food! HA HA HA…oh, the things I have put my family through over the years! I am T H A N K F U L for a man who “knows better” but will still acquiesce to my desire for homemade beauty!!! KUDOS on your magazine feature…and with the great Mary E yet!?! Will be looking for this issue in the stores!

  5. love this!! happy that you have power again, but those would be great lighting !!

  6. Kathleen says:

    Love this idea! Will be on my “gotta try this one” list!!

  7. beautiful! how do you think of such things?
    I love the organic feel of it:)….hoping things are slowing down a bit
    for you and your families power is restored and things. I know how
    overwhelming things like that can be.
    have a beautiful weekend…xo

  8. Oooo, very festive. I can practically smell the apples.

  9. Gorgeous – and looks like we both love using our old doorknobs on the table!! They look like little jewels – love them!

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