Hi All! Kathleen here!
I’m sharing one of my favorite autumn DIYs, perfect for any festive fall-themed mantle or Thanksgiving table. I love using fresh produce and gourds when decorating my table when the cooler months roll in. This project is hands down, this is the easiest (and cheapest) DIY project for the fall!
I LOVE using fruit in unexpected ways to decorate. This is especially easy to do so in the fall when apples are everywhere! I was recently scrolling through the endless autumn inspired projects on Pinterest and came across apple candles done in a variety of ways.
Not only is it a great idea to add a touch of seasonal festivity to your home… you can also do this for a wedding or party! I put my own spin on the idea with a glitter (of course) ombre effect. Check out the pics + instructions below!
- Apples (I used Gala)
- Small flat-sh paint brush
- Gold paint (or liquid/gel paper glue)
- X-Acto knife
- Tea candles
- Glitter (I used Martha Stewart glitter in ‘Orange Topaz’)
- 1/4th of a tsp measuring spoon (or other sharp-edged small spoon)
- Cut the step off of the apple.
- Trace the round shape of the tea candle on the apple with a sharpie that is pink or red. You want to color to blend as much as possible with the apple.
- Cut out the traced area with an x-acto knife. Cut in a cone shape so the piece can be easily removed from the apple.
- Use your 1/4th tsp measuring spoon to scoop out room for the tea candle. I like using my dollar store measuring spoon because the thin metal has a sharp edge.
- Paint a ‘lions main’ around the rim of the candle hole with your gold paint. (You can also use a liquid/gel paper glue as well.)
- Carefully tap your glitter of choice over the wet gold paint.
- Use your finger to add more glue/paint and glitter to create an ombre effect.
- Place your candle in the apple.