When it comes to various seasons, and different holidays, millions of people prepare food, hang decorations and create other things that match the occasion. In the fall you’ll see lots of pumpkins; Christmastime spells poinsettias, candies and ornaments. The spring and summer bring other occasions for getting creative and setting the scene. One thing you can use at a Halloween celebration, Thanksgiving dinner or even a Christmas party is an apple. Apples are great for nearly any fall occasion – and some other instances. There’s another thing that is appropriate for most any occasion, all year long, and that’s a candle. You can’t go wrong when you decorate and illuminate with candles.
When you put apples and candles together you can make décor pieces that, although they’re only temporary, can help decorate for many fall celebrations. They can set on a mantle or be a centerpiece for the table. Apple candle holders are very easy to make using any type of apple you want.
Red apples, green apples, yellow apples, ones that are really big or very small, all work to create apple candles. The only requirement for the apple is that it sits upright and not at a slant or at an angle. The candle you use for the apple needs to be a small tea light. The tea light should be the type that comes in a cheap, metallic cup.
Position the candle on top of the apple and draw around it with a marker or etch it with a nail or other implement. Now take a sharp knife and cut out the hole. Cut the hole so that it is as deep as the tea light holder. Stab or otherwise create cuts in the area that you’ve removed to make it easier to scoop out. After you’ve removed all the apple from that area set the candle inside to see if it fits and if it sits level. Make any adjustments then set the candle aside for the moment.
Squeeze lemon juice into the hole and use a sponge piece to apply it to the entire cut area of the apple. Allow it to dry. The lemon juice will deter the rotting of the cut area and will keep it from turning brown. After the lemon juice has dried simply place the tea light in the opening. The glowing apples make lovely décor for a table, mantle, porch railing, kitchen or other area of your home but will eventually have to be thrown away as they begin to wither. That’s okay, though. It takes only a few minutes to make another one!