Let's make Harvest Candle Holders. - The Magic Onions

Let’s make Harvest Candle Holders.

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After yesterday’s horrible spider’s nest pumpkin, we decided to make something sweet and calming for today. We are enjoying the early darkness as, each night, at our evening meal, we light a candle as we sing our blessing. The kids take turns to blow it out when the meal is over… being the ‘candle blower’ is a big deal and there is much discussion over whose turn it is . Funny to us as there are only two of them to choose from… either you blew it out last night or you didn’t… dah! But, to them, it’s very important that they get it right… wouldn’t want to miss YOUR turn.

Today we made little apple and pumpkin candle holders.

All we needed was an apple and a small pumpkin, a sharp knife, and apple corer and a candle.

We cored the apple…

Making the hole just big enough for the candle to sit in snugly.

Isn’t it too pretty…

We did the same with the miniature pumpkin, using the sharp knife to score the hole for the candle.

Our home is starting to look wonderfully ‘harvesty’.

On a side note; the apple candle holder did not make it through the whole meal. It just looked too delicious, flickering with golden light. Teddy had it for desert!

Happy Halloween week,

Just a heads up to look out for a super Giveaway that is coming up… I’ll post details soon.

Blessings and magic,

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Donni Webber is the mom behind the popular natural living Waldorf website and blog, The Magic Onions - where the magic of nature and the wonder of childhood collide to make each moment a precious gift. She is a photographer, writer, crafter, wife and mother of two inspiring young children. Her work has been featured in many popular publications, including HGTV, Better Homes and Gardens, Disney and Apartment Therapy.

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  1. I thought you and your readers might like to know that Parker and I are giving away a set of playsilks from Nova Natural Toys and Crafts!

    Tammy and Parker

  2. What a great idea and simple, too!

  3. Lady, you are so full of ideas, you both inspire and make me feel bad!

    You are lucky to live in pumpkin land! I live in sweet potato land… not much you can do with that…?!

    Keep posting because I will read them, and implement the ideas in my classroom x

  4. Thank you for the cute candle-holder idea! So simple, yet so perfect for this season. We get the same tussling over whose turn it is to blow out the candle…we used to let one blow out the match and another blow the candle, but it got too confusing!
    We did a candle craft this week, too: http://mamachalk.blogspot.com/2010/10/beeswax-walnut-candles.html

  5. Lovely!!
    Dear Donni, I am looking to buy some needle felting set.and some extra felt. Can you recomend me any site to purchase them..please?thank you

  6. so sweet…pumpkins can just add a touch or be the focal point. Either way they just are perfect.

  7. Beautiful, and simple idea! I would like to try this for our autumn dinner party!

  8. Beautiful! My daughter would love to make the miniature pumpkin candle holders-thank you for such wonderful ideas.

  9. We have candle blowing at the end of a meal too. If they have a clean plate they can blow out the candle. With three of them, I am getting very good at relighting the smoke. Love the pumpkin candle holder. Too perfect.

  10. They look so lovely …..

    Have a beauty filled day. xxx

  11. I have to admit I didn’t look at the spider’s nest (thanks for the warning) but this I like!

  12. oooohhh I’m so trying this! So simple, inexpensive and beautiful!


  13. Those are so simple and so lovely. Thanks for sharing.

  14. Those are so pretty! Thanks so much, I’ll be linking.

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