Wednesday, September 24, 2008

30 minute fall craft

I've seen these pumpkin candle holders on the internet and I thought that I could make my own. So I went to Joanns and bought some styrofoam pumpkins in the floral section along with some fall flowers and berries. Then I picked up some candles at the dollar store and grabbed some ribbon that I had on hand. Then I went to work.

Step 1: Gather your supplies and a hot glue gun.


Step 2: Trace your candle on the pumpkin where you want it to sit.


Step 3: Carve out a little hole for your candle and set the candle into the pumpkin.



Step 4: Decorate with leaves, flowers, berries, ribbon etc.


Step 5: Set it on a candle holder on your mantle, table shelf or anywhere you like. Enjoy!



Got an extra 15 minutes? Take this craft one step farther by applying some oak gel stain to the pumpkin to tone down the orange and give it a more rustic look. Then instead of the leaves, use a fall berry sprig and voila, you've got a whole new look!






A quick, easy, inexpensive, super cute fall craft. It doesn't get any better than that! Make a bunch and show me what you do with your pumpkin candles.

9 fabulous comments:

becky said...

I'm lovin' the cute little pumpkins! What a fun, inexpensive fall decoration. You are so creative and crafty!

Nicole said...

That is the cutest idea and I love how your put them on your dollar store candle holder's. I'm definitely going to have to try this one!

The Whitney News said...

I'm doing that! Super cute! How do you come up with these ideas?

Miss(es) Canadian Pie said...

Ooo...what a great idea. Thanks for sharing! It looks really nice.

Adam & Jessica said...

How cute! Im going to have to try that!!

Jennifer said...

Love this idea! Found you through Tip Junkie and am now scouring your blog to see if I can find other inspirations for my fall decor. :)

Scrappin' Mom said...

What a cute project, I can't wait to try it! Thanks so much for posting it. (I love your mantle arrangement by the way.)

Heather said...

Came over from Tip Junkie....great idea!!!
Heather
http://www.thegiftcloset.blogspot.com

Bizzy Bee Creations said...

So cute!! Thanks for sharing!