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Make Your Own Festive Fall Centerpiece!

Make Your Own Festive Fall Centerpiece!

Our homespun, pumpkin candleholder requires no carving and takes only minutes to assemble. You’ll want to make several of these to share and decorate the harvest table this fall.

This cute, repurpose craft project makes great use of old canning jar rings. In fact, the rustier the rings, the cuter this pumpkin looks.

Supplies Needed:
30 standard size, rusty canning jar rings
Twine
Scissors
5 taper candles in varying heights (We used 3 orange and 2 navy blue candles)
1 thick rubber band
1 heat resistant plate or candle stand

Directions:
1. Thread canning jar rings onto the twine and fashion into a circle while adding. Tie twine into a taut knot and cut off excess.
2. Gather taper candles together and place a heavy duty rubber band around the bottom of the candles to hold them firmly together.
3. Ease the candle cluster down into the center opening. The candles should fit very snugly in the center, to keep erect. Adjust the number of candles used, if necessary to ensure that the candles stand straight up, without leaning!
4. Place the pumpkin candle holder on a heat resistance plate before lighting candles to catch wax as it melts. Never leave lit candles unattended. Place out of reach of young children when lit.

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7 comments

1 Janet { 10.06.14 at 4:46 pm }

Why couldn’t you use a section of that flexible dryer hose that we use for trapping lint?

2 Neesa { 10.05.14 at 8:39 am }

rustic, cute for the porch maybe

3 teresa { 11.07.13 at 5:05 pm }

hey, that’s cute. and HOW MANY of those rusty old things have I thrown away this year? probably enough to make one of those.

4 Joanne De Lisi { 11.07.13 at 11:14 am }

Love it… but I think I would use a thin wire instead of twine. Twine is combustible and although it is not in direct contact with the flame, I’d rather be “safe than sorry”..

5 Jamie { 11.06.13 at 10:56 am }

Great fall craft for my Sunday School kids

6 Linda Price { 11.06.13 at 10:42 am }

This is such a cute decoration. I will definitely be making this.Have anymore ideas like this?

7 Deserae { 11.06.13 at 9:56 am }

This would be super easy for my girl scout troop. I just have to figure out where to come up with about 300 rings. I think we would paint ours orange, just to make it a bit more messy for the kids. Thanks for this crafty idea. :-)

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