- Easy Apple Centerpiece
- by Rachel Paxton
Someone recently shared with
me a great, easy idea for making a table centerpiece. All you
need to get started is several pounds of Red Delicious apples.
The apples you can make into candle holders!
All you have to do is use a paring
knife to cut a circle out of the top of the apple (removing the
stem). Then use a spoon to scoop out enough apple to allow enough
room for a votive candle. If you want to use a larger candle,
you could scoop out more of the apple. The top of the candle
should be flush with the top of the apple.
Stand the apple on the counter
and see if it's standing straight. If it's a little lopsided,
just slice a little off the bottom of the apple so it will sit
nicely. There's lots of ways you can decorate with your apple
If you want to decorate your
table, you can take a pretty bowl and fill it with apples. Place
2-3 apple candle holders in with the other apples and light the
candles for an attractive centerpiece. You can also set several
of the candle holders on the table and decorate with greenery
from your yard, such as evergreen branches, leaves, berry sprigs,
pine cones, etc. Use your imagination.
At Thanksgiving we had several
card tables set up and I set one apple candle holder and a few
pieces of evergreen on each table since there wasn't room for
You can also set the candle holders
around a room, like in a bookcase, on the piano, on the china
hutch. Just make sure to set something under it in case the wax
Some people think these candle
holders look a little weird at first, because they're not used
to seeing apples used as candle holders, but they look really
great and cost next to nothing if you have some apples and votive
candles laying around. They will last 2-3 days until starting
to spoil. They give a warm, natural feeling to a home and are
very attractive and easy to make.