Centerpieces in a Hurry

Create a beautiful table decoration in a flash with some candles and a few fresh ingredients.

Decorative Rim Pumpkin
Enlarge Image Pumpkins and gourds light up any autumn gathering.

To make a Decorative Rim Pumpkin, practically all you need are gourds, a knife and some toothpicks. Add a pumpkin and some candles, and your table is ready.

You can make a fresh version or use artificial items for a display that will last beyond this season.

Make a Decorative Rim Pumpkin

Apple Candleholders
Enlarge Image Apples or other bright fruit hold tall tapers.

You may already have the makings of Apple Candleholders in your pantry. If not, a quick trip to the grocery store will set you up.

More festive fruit ideas: Alternate green Granny Smith apples with a bright red variety. Or, since a muffin tray steadies the fruit, consider using oranges, large lemons, or even pomegranates as colorful candleholders.

Make Apple Candleholders

Autumn Candles
Enlarge Image It doesn't get any easier than votives in a bowl.

Arrange Autumn Candles by popping votives into a dish of dried beans, nuts, or popcorn.

Be sure to keep an eye on the candles so they don't burn down too far, and keep out of reach of children so they're not tempted to nibble.

Make Autumn Candles

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