Bringing a touch of nature inside is an easy way to update your home to make it look ready for fall and the subsequent holidays. These easy apple tea lights are a quick way to bring the outdoors inside to make your home just a little more festive.
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I’ve always loved candles (like…I really LOVE them). But recently I’ve become more sensitive to things in the air. Therefore I’ve been looking for alternatives to make the house smell good without having to add extra scent into the air that we breathe.
However, I still wanted to add a few fall touches to our home to celebrate the fact that we’re headed towards cooler weather.
Here’s the video explanation is you prefer to watch than read.
How to make apple tea lights
Caution: this is not a craft for children since it requires the use of a knife. As always, handle sharp objects with care and only if you’re confident in your skills. Keep knives and other sharp objects away from children.
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Step 1: Determine where you’re going to place the tea light. One thing you do want to check is that your apple sits upright. When choosing your apples at the supermarket you’ll want to inspect the bottom to make sure it’s not going to tip towards one side or the other.
Step 2: Holding the tea light securely, use a small knife to make cuts around the perimeter so that you can then cut out a circle.
Step 3: Carefully cut out a circle where you want to place the tea light using your knife.
Step 4: Carve out a space large enough for the tea light but no larger.
Step 5: Paint the inside of the carved apple with a little lemon juice to prevent the apple turning brown. This won’t preserve the apple indefinitely, obviously, but it will keep the apple fresher for a bit longer.
That’s all there is to it…making apple tea lights is truly easy peasy.
I’ve had my apple tea lights sitting on our den table and they were fine for several days. However, I did not light them since hubby and I are both having some respiratory issues. But after a few days the inside did begin to get grody little spots (probably mold) were beginning to form. You would not want to just let these sit for a long time because you don’t want unhealthy things growing and becoming a possible contaminant.
Also, as with all candles, these do not need to be left unattended or within reach of children. Even though they’re low to the surface you sit them on, it is still possible for them to be knocked over so they’re a potential fire hazard. Use caution and attention when burning candles.
More fall decor inspiration:
For others who might be sensitive to chemicals in the air or who just enjoy more natural scents, here’s How To Make Homemade Potpourri For Fall.
If you don’t like a lot of muss and fuss in your home here are 4 Principles For Clutter-Free Fall Decor.