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Topic: Thanksgiving pumpkin candle holders!  (Read 2859 times)
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« on: November 18, 2004 07:54:43 AM »

The idea for this craft came from a Family Fun Crafts website (http://jas.familyfun.go.com/crafts?page=CraftDisplay&craftid=10476). However, there were a lot of changes i made in order to make the craft look nice and run more smoothly.

2 mini pumpkins
2 long candle sticks (light colors look the best)
a knife
something to scoop the pumpkin gunk out (I used a 1/4 teaspoon =/ )

1. Cut the tops of the pumpkins off. Cut a circle that is a little smaller than the diameter of the bottom part of the candle.
2. Scoop out the inside gunk. When you do this, the hole at the top will widen a little, so the candle will fit.
3. Insert the candle and, Viola! Sometimes the bottom surface of the pumpkins are not flat, and the candle will tilt a bit.. in this case, you can just stick something in there, like aluminum foil, to make it stick upright.
4. To make the candleholder look nicer and to cover up the part where you cut the hole (i'm sure we can't all cut perfect looking circles), you can tie something around it into a bow. I used raffia on a set and pieces from an artificial wreath. Ribbon would probably look nice too.

Here's another picture of the final product the final product:
« Last Edit: June 22, 2011 09:46:34 AM by jungrrl - Reason: fixed a coding issue » THIS ROCKS   Logged
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2004 09:31:11 AM »

Those are so cute!  I really like the bittersweet vines, and the raffia's pretty, too.  They almost make me wish I were hosting Thanksgiving dinner this year.  I wonder what you could do for a Christmas table?  Maybe artificial fruit?  Pomegranates or pears?  What else is Christmas-y?  Hmmm....

Btw, the same vines make pretty and simple napkin rings, and would look perfect with your candle holders!
« Last Edit: November 18, 2004 10:36:29 AM by bookgirl » THIS ROCKS   Logged
« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2004 01:02:02 PM »

yeah they are kind of martha stewart-y... but there's not much cool stuff that can be done for thanksgiving. the napkin ring is a really good idea!
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