Apple Candleholder

This clever autumn centerpiece sparkles with the season's brilliance.


What You Need:

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  • Variety of apples
  • Sharp knife
  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • Short taper candles
  • Metallic-color chenille stems
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Colored beads
  • Sequins

Instructions:

1. Choose a variety of apples with fairly symmetrical shapes. Wash and dry the apples.

2. Using a knife, cut a hole in center of apple to remove core. Pour hydrogen peroxide into the hole to prevent the apple from turning brown; drain. Insert a candle into the hole.

3. Cut several chenille stems to lengths ranging from 6 to 10 inches long. String different colored beads and sequins onto the chenille stems. Curl the ends of the stems if desired. Insert the embellished stems into the apples around candles.

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