Monday, September 28, 2009

pumpkin centerpieces

fall is a great time to decorate with things right from the back yard...or the garden, anyway.

pottery barn has these beautiful pumpkin candles...adorable, but stinking pricey, from $6 for the itsy bitsy ones to $29 for the big guy.
here's the project{create a home} makeover...the revised pumpkin candles.

you need:
pumpkins, variety of sizes
tea lights
taper candles
votive candles
apple corer

using the tea light as a guide, mark your pumpkin with a marker slightly larger than the size of the tea light.

using an apple corer or knife, core a hole/slot at the stem of the pumpkin. then pry up the hole to remove the cut out.

for taper candle holders, cut the hole in the mini pumpkin slightly smaller than the end of the taper candles.

remember a good old fashioned decor tip...odd numbers look best! make 3, 5, 7, etc

put your tea lights and/or tapers in the pumpkins and viola...snazzy pumpkin candle holders!
add some dried leaves from the yard on the table top, pu the pumpkin lights on top and you have a fab centerpiece!

danyele @ a thorn among roses

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