It’s time to carve a pumpkin and put a candle in it! Carving a pumpkin is a rite of fall! But this is not any ordinary pumpkin carving! It’s pretty and sophisticated and takes less than 20 minutes! Let’s get carving!
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Today is 20 MINUTED DECORATING. My blogging friends and I ways to decorate your home in 20 minutes or less!
As always, Lory at Designthusiam has organized our group! Thanks so much, Lory!
I love the idea of carving a pumpkin and putting a candle in it! So today I’m sharing an easy-peasy fall decor!
How sweet is this trio of pumpkins?
And creating pumpkin candleholders is so easy!
HERE’S WHAT YOU WILL NEED…
- little pumpkins like BABY BOO PUMPKINS
- a pencil
- a small sharp knife or pumpkin carving tool
- tea lights (SEE MINE HERE)
HOW TO MAKE A PUMPKIN CANDLEHOLDER
First, pop off the stems of the pumpkins. I do this by putting pressure on it by laying the heel of my thumb at the base of the stem. It should pop right off!
Save the stems. You can glue them onto faux pumpkins to make them look more realistic!
Dry the stems out and put them in a paper bag. Just don’t forget where you put them!
You can see how to MAKE FAUX PUMPKINS LOOK REALISTIC HERE.
After the stem have been popped off I gave my pumpkins a good wash! This helps real pumpkins stay fresh longer.
You can see 8 TIPS FOR KEEPING PUMPKINS FRESH HERE.
After the pumpkins have dried I placed the votive on top of the pumpkin and centered it and then drew around the votive with a pencil.
Using a sharp knife I cut along the pencil line and popped the pumpkin top off and scooped out the pumpkin “guts”.
And finally I put the candle in the pumpkin. If the votive does not fit, shave out a little bit more from the hole in the pumpkin.
Eeasy! And so so pretty!
OTHER WAYS TO USE A PUMPKIN CANDLE
There are so many ways I can think to use these pretty pumpkin candleholders!
- on a fall table
- topping a place setting on a fall table
- as part of a vignette
- on a mantel
- in a lantern
- in a glass hurricane
- perched on a cupcake pedestal
As with all things with a flame, please do not leave it unattended. But you knew that!
I hope you will give this easy fall pumpkin diy a try!
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