Creating Lovely Apple Candles
There are instructions to create apple candles. Here are some of them. Firstly, remove the apple stem and place floating candles, centered, on top of where the apple stem was. Trace around the perimeter of the floating candles onto the apple. Using the jagged edge of the melon baller, cut into the skin of the apple along the perimeter line drawn. Using the larger side of the melon baller, scoop out the apple core to a depth of approximately 1 inch, in the shape of the traced floating candle. Place a floating candle in the apple to ensure a snug fit. Carve out more as needed so the floating candle fits with the wick base sticking up 1/4 to 1/2 inch above the edge of the apple. For added apple candle variety, use a small taper candle to trace, and core the apple with the small, jagged edged melon baller side to approximately 2 1/2 to 3 inches. Place the apple on top of a paper or foam plate. Light a floating candle that has already been inserted into the apple, and carefully turn the apple at an angle so that the melted wax drips down the side of the apple.
Rotate the apple after each drip so all sides of the apple get varied-length wax drips. Apple candles can be used in a variety of ways, such as placed in a bowl or basket full of plain apples or directly on a tabletop. They also can be placed in a galvanized bucket full of water for floating lights on a porch or patio. To showcase the apple candles best as a table centerpiece or mantel display, place them on tall candleholders, varying their height and adding fresh flowers and foliage that accent their color and add texture.
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