DIY Gourd Candles
I’m kinda crazy for all things squash (I eat it, every variety I can get my hands on, and often) so it was only natural that I looked to the gourd family to inspire a little fall table-scape. I don’t like to go to any grand effort to dress up my tables but I do like to do something small and in season.
That something for me needs to be: easy and LOW profile. There’s nothing more irritating to me during a meal (other than over cooked food and that’s just a given) than to have to bob and weave around a large centerpiece to try and have a conversation with your family or guests. Hence LOW profile.
These DIY gourd candles are perfect for any fall entertaining you may be doing. You can pick up a bag of gourds and everything else you need for this project at your local LOWE’S HOME IMPROVEMENT. Yep, you sure can.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- variety of mini gourds
- 1 1/2″ spade drill bit
- tea lights
1. IF the bottom of your gourd is uneven, carefully trim the bottom using a pairing knife or the like, so that it stands when you set it down.
2. CAREFULLY drill into the gourd just enough so that the tea light can fit in.
3. Scoop out and discard insides. Set aside to dry.
4. Place a tea light into drilled hole.
These candles are meant to be used within a a few days of making them (they would be perfect for a special meal or party think Thanksgiving dinner table). Discard the gourds once they become molded or begin to smell. Do NOT leave your lit candles unattended. It’s just not a good idea people. Common sense.
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