Mini Pumpkin Tealight Holders
For our Hallowee’en party this year we are hoping to provide a spooky atmosphere by using candlelight only for illumination. I’ve purchased flameless LED tealights for the occasion – they give off that flickering glow so they look pretty similar to the real thing – without the fire hazard!
Tealights are boring on their own, so I am creating mini pumpkin tealight holders – festive and practical! Plus the best part is that they only take about 5 minutes to make! They should last about a week or so – depending on the state they were in when bought. These work really well as Thanksgiving centre pieces or just for fall décor.
p.s. if you happen to own a drill press with a 40 mm bit then you can do these in about 2 minutes – and no need to remove the guts!
mini pumpkins (I found mine at a veggie/fruit stand, 50 cents ea)
tealights (LED tealights can be found in any major department store, as well as dollar stores!)
aluminum foil (optional)
5 minutes per pumpkin
Step 4: Take your spoon and get rid of all the guts – the more you can get out the better!
Step 5: I found the vegetable peeler to be a great tool to clean up the edges of the hole and to gradually make it big enough so that the tealight fits in flush with the top of the pumpkin but is still snug. Use the papertowel to wipe off the guck from the exterior and even wipe out the inside a little bit.