Apple Candleholders  

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Apple candleholders are perfect for Lammas, Mabon and even Samhain. They are a wonderful way to decorate your altar for the Sabbats. They are very easy to make. I have made these on several occasions with Olivia and she has always had fun helping so this is definitely a good activity for a child.

You need: apples, some lemon juice and candles. You can use votive candles or tapered but if you use tapered, make sure they are not too tall. I usually go with 2-4"

What to do:

  • Rinse and dry apples
  • Stand the apple up on its bottom, and use a knife or a corer to make a hole in the top where the stem is located - go about half way down and make sure to widen the hold so it's the same width as your candle
  • Pour some lemon juice into the hole and allow it to sit for ten minutes - the lemon juice can help prevent the apple from browning and softening too quickly
  • After 10 minutes, pour out the lemon juice, dry out the hole, and insert a sprig of fresh herb - I've used rosemary and basil
  • Add the candle. You can drip some wax inside the apple before inserting the candle to make sure the candle stays secure

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These are beautiful!

August 1, 2009 at 8:17 AM
Witchy Mama  

Thank you Carol!

August 1, 2009 at 8:50 AM

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