DIY Easy Pumpkin Candle Holder Centerpiece – Inspired by Halloween Fun!
Using pumpkins to decorate during October and November is one of my favorite things to do because they do it all! You can make them spooky for Halloween or harvest-y for Thanksgiving. I even learned a great tip to keep your pumpkin carvings looking fresh longer. I’ve been on quite the pumpkin decorating kick lately, thanks to my new Halloween Fun! magazine. You might remember me mentioning it when I showed you how to make spider pumpkins. It’s an amazing idea magazine inspired by Good Housekeeping, Redbook, and Country Living. It has giving me SO many great ideas lately, and I’m having a BLAST sharing them with you!
You will need:
– One large gourd pumpkin
– One votive candle
– Spanish moss and/or decorative leaves
– Old newspaper
– Carving tools
Remove the stem of your gourd and trace the base of the candle.
Cut along the line and hollow out your tiny pumpkin.
Cover the opening with Vaseline to help seal in the moisture making your pumpkin last longer. (Super cool tip thanks to Halloween Fun!)
Place your candle and into the pumpkin.
Fill a basket first with old newspaper if you need to for height. Then, cover it with craft moss and/or leaves. (Keep in mind that the moss will spill out if you move it around a lot. Either keep your centerpiece in one spot, or use a solid container.)
Place the pumpkin and candle in the center. Add decorative leaves if you would like.
Viola! You have a great fall centerpiece perfect for any table!
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Disclosure – I received a copy of Halloween Fun! to facilitate this review. All opinions are my own.