How to Make Apple Votive Candles

How to Make Apple Votive Candles

Whether you’re looking for a fall-like, vibrant centerpiece or you’d like to see a different way to light the night, creating votive candles from the center of an apple is a unique and creative way to make a statement.

Method 1 of 3: Preparing the Apples

1. Remove each apple’s stem. Simply hold the apple by the stem and either pull to remove or slice with the craft knife.

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2. Create the votive holder shape in the top middle of the apple. Place the votive on top of the apple and trace around the bottom with a pen or pencil.

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3. Cut out the traced hole using the craft knife. Plunge the craft knife into the guide and cut a hole by following the tracing mark. Cut as deeply as possible to create a hole large enough to hold the candle.

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4. Cut two “X” shapes in the middle of the circle with the craft knife. Cutting the X shapes will make it easier to remove the middle of the apple.

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5. Scoop center area. The pre-cut X shapes should lift easily. Then continue to hollow out the apple with your spoon.

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  • Scrap around the sides of the pre-cut hole to create a smooth center and base to hold your votive.

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Method 2 of 3: Adding the Votive

1. Drop the votive candle into the hole. Light the candle after adding it; if using battery operated candles though, be sure to turn on the candle before dropping into the votive hole.

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Method 3 of 3: Determine a Theme and Grab Supplies

1. Decide how you will use the apple votive candles.

  • For a fall theme, you could fill a large tub with water and fill it with lit floating apples.
  • Or a large, Golden Delicious perched upon a small saucer with a single votive candle in the middle on each table might be a great way to celebrate your child’s teacher at the next teacher luncheon.

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