DIY Pumpkin Candle holders

Today, in Minneapolis it is cold, windy and extremely rainy! Making it the perfect time to stay indoors and do projects, if I do say so myself. I came across these easy to do, pumpkin candle holders and had to share them with you.

The author of Twig & Thistle has completed so far over three projects for Better Homes & Gardens (magazine) contest. What a great opportunity to submit some of your most creative projects. Here are her very own instructions… I’d love to try this project at home, but unfortunately I don’t have a drill. Below are instructions on how to Do It Yourself:

Styrofoam Pumpkin
Hole Saw Attachment for drill (found at hardware stores)
Craft Glue


Determine the width of the candle and make sure the hole saw is just slightly larger. Remove the stem and locate the center on top of the pumpkin. With the pumpkin firmly secure, center the hole cutting attachment above the pumpkin and slowly drill out the center. It may help to have someone hold the pumpkin steady while you drill. Once center is cut, you’ll need to carve out the foam with a knife. Continue the process until you have desired depth.

Once the hole is cut, coat entire pumpkin in craft glue. Generously cover with colored glitter and let dry. Once glitter is dry and to prevent glitter from flaking off, spray with a bit of hairspray to set.
Use non-drip candles (typically the wide candles don’t) or if you’re using tea-lights, opt for ones that have a plastic or metal cup so that wax doesn’t get into pumpkin. Place candle inside and light!
I’d love to see your work– if you tried out this project send pics my way. Also, don’t hide all the DIY projects from me… if you have any projects you would like to feature, make sure to SHARE! Have a good day!

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