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November 10, 2015

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Last Updated on March 3, 2022

This is the perfect centerpiece for your fall table! These festive apple candles are one of my favorite DIY fall decor pieces. Quick and easy, it takes about 10 minutes and 10 dollars to create this beautiful seasonal tablescape!DIY apple candles

Hey friends!  I hope you saw my simple and beautiful Thanksgiving table setting earlier this week.  You know I couldn't possibly decorate the dining room for Christmas without including a few DIY craft projects, right?!  Well, as promised I am here to show you how to make apple candles which I am using as our Thanksgiving table centerpiece, but they would make a stunning Christmas centerpiece as well!  It took me less than 5 minutes and around $10.00 to make this, y'all.  So, so easy and I think it's just stunning.  This post contains some affiliate links for your convenience.  Click here to read my full disclosure policy.

Materials Needed for DIY Apple Candles

  • Apples {I chose the Fuji variety because I liked that they have both red and green on them, but choose any apples that you love the color of}.  Try to select apples with flat bottoms so that they stay upright and sit nicely.
  • Drill
  • 1 1/2 inch paddle bit
  • Tea lights
  • Fresh herbs
  • Pedestal stand {used the Edin stand from World Market}

Steps to Make DIY Apple Candles

1) Use your drill and 1/12 inch paddle bit to drill holes in the top of each apple.  Don't drill too deeply–your hole only needs to be deep enough for your tea light {about 1/4 inch}.

OMG--love this! Come learn how to make this centerpiece out of DIY apple candles. So pretty!

OMG--love this! Come learn how to make this centerpiece out of DIY apple candles. So pretty!

2) Place your tea light in the hole.

OMG--love this! Come learn how to make this centerpiece out of DIY apple candles. So pretty!

OMG--love this! Come learn how to make this centerpiece out of DIY apple candles. So pretty!

3) Add your apple candles to a stand.  I used the Edin stand from World Market, which is beautiful and a bargain at only $16.99.  But you could also use a cake stand, a crate…anything you like to elevate the apples a bit.

4) Place fresh herbs around the perimeter of your stand and in between the apples.

That's it!  It's one of the easiest DIY craft projects I've ever done.  And it was cheap!  The apples, thyme and tea lights came in around $10.  Take a look at the finished project.

OMG--love this! Come learn how to make this centerpiece out of DIY apple candles. So pretty!

OMG--love this! Come learn how to make this centerpiece out of DIY apple candles. So pretty!

OMG--love this! Come learn how to make this centerpiece out of DIY apple candles. So pretty!

OMG--love this! Come learn how to make this centerpiece out of DIY apple candles. So pretty!

OMG--love this! Come learn how to make this centerpiece out of DIY apple candles. So pretty!

What do you think–are you going to add one to your Thanksgiving table?

 

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  3. I can’t wait to make these, they’re a perfect holiday centerpiece! Thanks so much for bringing them to our Throwback Thursday link party!!

  4. Emmy says:

    That is such a cute idea! That really would be a unique center piece.

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  6. Ohmygosh, how cute are these?!?! I just love them! Thank you for linking up to Snickerdoodle Sunday and hope you’ll come back this weekend with your latest & greatest. :)

  7. Laurie says:

    I love these :) Thank you for sharing with us at Snickerdoodle Sunday!
    ~Laurie

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