Gourds. They’re petite, come in a variety of shapes and sizes, and are pretty prevalent during the autumn months. While pumpkin picking this year, I noticed a bountiful table covered with these not-so-much-loved vegetables and scooped up an armful to create my next craft: gourd candle holders. Instant fall chic.

Materials:

Pumpkin carving knife
Spoon
Tea light, votive, or candlestick

Directions:

1. Cut a circle around the stem of the gourd. Try to match the diameter of the candle you will be using.

2. Scoop out some seeds and wedge the candle in.

3. Light the wick and set out for the perfect harvest ambiance.

If you plan to use these later on, take out the candle and store them in the fridge. They’re perfect for dinner-party table décor.

By Emily Gibbons of www.LuckyLittleLove.com, Staff Writer

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October 26, 2012