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How-To: Make Quick and Easy Apple Votives

One of my favorite Fall traditions growing up was picking apples on Columbus Day weekend. After piling into the car, my cousins and I would head up to an orchard nearby and pick more bushels of the fruit than we knew what to do with. Of course, apple pies were the obvious choice, but sometimes you can have too much of a good thing. So, we had to get creative with our bushels.

One simple way we'd use up our inventory was by transforming the apples into votive holders. Just trace the circumference of a votive onto an apple, and cut out the shape with a utility knife to the votive's height. You can actually buy a little gadget called a Candle Carver ($11.99) to simplify the process, if you want. I love the way these votives bring a seasonal warmth to the house. If you like, you can even float them in a galvanized bucket of water as shown here. Pretty cute, huh?

endomental endomental 8 years
I really like this idea. It's a great way to use up some of the excess from our apple picking adventure.
annallama annallama 9 years
Oh wow! I LOVE it!
luv2blazy luv2blazy 9 years
I love how the website showed a baby pumpkin candle too. I will need to look for one of these candle carvers..
Catipa Catipa 9 years
I love it, what a great idea!
jennjennnbubba jennjennnbubba 9 years
way too cute, can't wait to try it
PeachyKeen19 PeachyKeen19 9 years
That is supercool :)
NatashaAlexis NatashaAlexis 9 years
This idea's great! Thank you.
True-Song True-Song 9 years
That is so cute! I may have to throw a party just so I can set that up for decor.
ditorres ditorres 9 years
great! i have an apple tree in my backyard and it's definitely overflowing with produce. What a great way to decorate for fall!
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