We vote cute. These mini-pumpkins and apples hollowed out slightly to hold a flickering votive candle would be so pretty, organic, and seasonal on a dinner table or set around an apartment for a party. Both of them are from Martha Stewart (naturally). Get links to the instructions, below...
Sure, ideally, you'd eat those Fall apples. But if you've got a bushel and can spare a few, these candle holders are cheap centerpieces for a Thanksgiving table or a dinner party. All you need is a paring knife and a spoon. We'd probably set these on a table rather than fill a bucket of water with them.
The pumpkins, being tougher to dig into, require a drill, according to Martha. But we're thinking you could get there with a sharp apple corer (which could make a hole wide enough for a taper candle) or some patience with a paring knife.
Or, perhaps it's the season for a candle fruit carver? What do you think? Anyone have some tips?
Get the instructions from MarthaStewart.com: