Rotating an apple in to a candle or candle holder gives a, natural and purposeful assortment to table centerpieces or decorations and takes only some moments. They work very well for tumble design, but would even be joyful for back since pears are already inside the autumnal color palette -to- even or activities teacher appreciation gifts.
Step 1: Trace the Floating Candle
Remove the apple stem and place a floating candle, centered, on top of where the apple stem was. Trace around the perimeter of the floating candle onto the apple.
Using the jagged edge of the melon baller, cut into the skin of the apple along the perimeter line drawn in Step 1. Using the larger side of the melon baller, scoop out the apple core to a depth of approximately 1 inch, in the shape of the traced floating candle.
Step 3: Fit the Floating Candle
Place a floating candle in the apple to ensure a snug fit. Carve out more as needed so the floating candle fits with the wick base sticking up 1/4 to 1/2 inch above the edge of the apple.
For added apple candle variety, use a small taper candle to trace, and core the apple with the small, jagged edged melon baller side to approximately 2 1/2 to 3 inches.
Place the apple on top of a paper or foam plate. Light a floating candle that has already been inserted into the apple, and carefully turn the apple at an angle so that the melted wax drips down the side of the apple. Rotate the apple after each drip so all sides of the apple get varied-length wax drips.
Apple candles can be used in a variety of ways, such as placed in a bowl or basket full of plain apples or directly on a tabletop. They also can be placed in a galvanized bucket full of water for floating lights on a porch or patio.