DIY Apple Candles!

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At this time of year, many of you, like me, will have more apples (and pears) than you can make apple pies, apple sauce, apple cakes, fruit salads or simply bite into. I have the extra issue that Mat is allergic to apples so it’s basically me against this influx of ruby red fruit.

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The bunnies help a little but as them eating an inch of apple is the equivalent of us eating something like 15 whole apples, their intake is limited and thus they barely make a dent.

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The degus are allowed an even smaller amount due to their genetic risk of diabetes.

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The chickens are just not interested – ‘what’s this? Where’s the corn mum?’. It goes something like that…

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So, I have come to the conclusion with a freezer bursting of apple sauce and frozen berries, to use my apples outside of the norms of, well, eating them…

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It takes just a couple of basic tools and a few minutes to make these cute apple candles that are so cosy for Autumn and look adorable on any mantelpiece.

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What you need:

  • Apples
  • Tealight candles
  • A pointed sharp knife
  • A metal teaspoon

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How to make them:

  1. Remove the candle from the tin casing. Place the casing upside down on to the top of the apple (with the sharp rim pressing against the apple). Hold in place with one hand and use the other to trace a mark around the case with the tip of the knife.
  2. Remove the case and then cut into the apple in a straight downwards motion following the line, roughly the depth of the candle. Use the spoon to flip out the apple, it should come out in one circle piece. Use the spoon to scoop out any inner bumps and scoop deeper if necessary. Place the candle into the hole.
  3. Place on top of something to catch drips before lighting and of course, please be careful. 😀

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28 Responses to DIY Apple Candles!

  1. May says:

    Those are pretty cute! As another suggestion, though, have you looked into whether there’s an organisation near you that takes excess fruit and preserves it in some way, in order to distribute it at other times of year to people living in food poverty? There’s a group near me who make fruit juice and dried fruit etc from excess fruit harvests, it seems like a great idea.

  2. Really cute Poppy! Celeste 🙂

  3. KittNoir says:

    Lovely idea! So pretty

  4. sophiazerg says:

    They are so pretty – the wax looks like frosting. Hehe 🙂 Somehow – all still looks appetizing!

  5. jeanninevisbal says:

    How cute! I bet vanilla scented tea lights would add to that touch of Autumn.

  6. yippee for crafts!! what a great job!!! 🙂 be sure to check out mine here: http://helloscarlettblog.com/2013/09/25/diy-antler-motif/.

    see you around!

    ~e~

  7. Gabriella says:

    What a creative idea!! I love it! I’ll have to get on that next week and send folks from my blog site (homemakinghearts.com) over for a visit!

  8. Marlene says:

    They look really cozy 🙂 do they release an apple scent?

  9. veganmiam says:

    What a cute concept! This looks like the perfect way to start a fall day!

  10. I love them! I tried this a couple of years ago and my heavy hand made a mush of the apples; will try again because they’re irresistibly adorable.

  11. Genius!! Apple ingenuity.

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