Fruit and Vegetable Candle Holders
- If you are using a vegetable that doesn’t have a flat base – like acorn squash – begin by trimming the bottom of your squash to create a flat, steady surface. Just a little trim will do.
- Cut off the top 1/4 of the squash.
- Using an apple corer, melon baller or large spoon, dig out a center section large enough to fit your candle.
Fruits are typically smaller and juicier than vegetables so you don’t need to make a large incision. If you are using a fruit with an unstable surface, make sure to cut a bit off the bottom to create a stable base.
- Cut into your apple using an apple corer or mellon baller.
- Using a sharp knife slowly cut along the circle to widen the edges just enough to slide your candle into the apple.
- Finish off the apple by rubbing a lemon wedge along the inside of the apple so it doesn’t brown.
Refrigerate your new candle holders until you’re ready to set your table.