Fresh Fruit Centerpieces with CandlesFruit Shaped Candles
Fruit, with its rich colours, shapely forms, and natural scents, gives you endless scope to create luscious centerpieces.
Nature has already done most of the creative work for you. Just add a dash of imagination and ingenuity, and amazing centerpieces can be yours.
Pieces of fresh fruit make unusual candle holders. Carve a hole in the middle, and stick a tealight or taper candle into it. Or cut melons or watermelons in half, scoop out the contents, add water and float a few candles on the surface.
Special iron and glass centerpieces make it easy to combine fruit and candles, (see photos below).
Ideas for Candle and Fruit Arrangements:Click on pictures to enlarge
Flipo Willshire Fillable Hurricane Candle Holder
Add candle light, and a vivid splash of colour to your kitchen, dining room, or buffet tables.
The large hurricane candle holder contains a metal piece, holding a pillar candle at about mid-height. Fill the bottom of the glass with lemons, oranges, plums, or peaches, etc., and enjoy the warm, homely look your favourite fruits bring to your interiors. Change the types of fruit regularly. Or insert completely different decorations, as the mood takes you, and enjoy up-to-date displays, that always look new, and never go out of style.
The centerpiece includes a flameless candle, made of real wax. Use the timer to turn the candle on when you want to, and to switch it off automatically 4 or 8 hours later, as you wish.
Completely safe for your children and pets.
This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
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Strawberry Shortcake Dessert Candle in a Glass
Almost as good as the real thing. As soon as you open the box, you're greeted with the sight and smell of luscious strawberries, and when you light it...mmm...simply delicious. This scrumptious candle resembles a piece of shortcake in a dessert glass, smothered with whipped cream, strawberry gel, and topped with strawberry halves.
The essential centerpiece for your kitchen dècor. Or hand these out to special friends, or the hostess at your next party. Guaranteed to be sought-after gifts during this summer season.
Careful wrapping maintains the beautiful craftsmanship of this one-of-a-kind candle, and makes sure it gets to you in one piece.
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Wrought Iron Vine Hurricane Candleholders - Set of 3
These one-of-a-kind glass and ironwork hurricane candle holders combine the fruits of nature, with the handcrafted artistry of man.
Fill the lower part of the vases with your choice of fresh, or dried fruits. Stick matching candles into the glasses, and enjoy an arrangement as warm, and inviting, as the Italian countryside itself.
Decorative metal vines twine around the 13", 11", and 9" high cylinders. The pillar candles appears to "float" in the centre of the glasses.
This set of candle-and-fruit-holders makes a stunning impression on any tabletop.
Langley Orange Cinnamon 16 ounce Gel Candle
Orange slices, and cinnamon pieces, suspended in a clear, gel-filled container, form a long-burning, and sweet-smelling, decoration for your home.
A clear, flameproof shield protects the decorative elements in the glass jar, so no burning and scorching takes place.
This container candle is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
Rosy Rings Spicy Apple Pillar Candle
Embedded with apple slices, cinnamon, and bay leaves, this 6½" pillar candle not only looks beautiful, but also makes your house smell great.
The blend of paraffin wax, beeswax, and soy wax, produces a long-lasting candle, with superior burning qualities.
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Hollow Glass Fruit and Pillar Candle Holder
Remove the top. Fill the glass container with your favorite fresh fruit or fruit candies. Replace the top. Insert a 3" pillar candle, and you have a colorful, authentic centerpiece for a kitchen table.
Size: 13" high. Also available in a taller, 18-inch height.
Reminiscent of long, lazy days, warm friendships, and summer fruits, you can enjoy these desserts, (visually, at least), whatever the weather.
Arrange 3 of these fruit dessert candles on a tray, decorate with colourful napkins, and other dessert accessories, and your centerpiece is complete.
Candied Fruit Tea Light Candle Holder
By Better Homes & Gardens
Add the sun dappled flavor of citrus fruits to your next kitchen tea, (or any early-morning breakfast event).
Mouthwatering "orange-and-lemon-slices", drenched in sugar, surround a tea light candle holder, (includes a tea light candle).
Make an appetizing fruit arrangement, by placing this tea light holder in the centre of real oranges, lemons, and grapefruits, (cut a few in half, or into wedges, to release that sweet and sour tang).
Measurements: 2.5" high x 4" in diameter.
Create a "strawberries-and-cream" effect, using a red-pink-and-white marbled candle, fresh strawberries, and snow-white flowers. (We used carnations, but many other white flowers will do equally well).
You'll need: A rectangular, strawberry-red, pink, and white candle; a rectangular, white plate, longer and wider than the candle; fresh strawberries; white flowers.
Place the candle on the white plate. Arrange strawberries around the candle, and stick a flower head into each corner.
A cylinder candle with an apple decoupage design
A wicker basket
Paper napkins, with an apple design, (optional)
Place a few paper napkins into the wicker basket with
the edges hanging slightly over the sides. (Or just use
the wicker basket as it is). Place the candle into the center
of the basket. Surround the candle with the apples. Here are the instructions for the decoupage technique used on the candle.
Use a scented or unscented candle for this centerpiece, your choice. We used a 4x6" (10x15cm) cylinder candle with orange and yellow chunks.
A large orange chunk cylinder candle.
2 dried orange slices.
2 fresh oranges.
String (or raffia, ribbons, leather thong, etc.)
Thread the string through the orange slices. Tie it around the candle, so that one orange slice is on the front of the candle and the other on the opposite side. (So that your guest's on either side of the table have the same view of the candle). Slice the orange through four ways, without cutting through the bottom. This leaves 8 attached wedges. Open the wedges up gently to form petal shapes. Place on either side of the candle on 2 plates.
Let your friends admire your handiwork, while you tempt them with tea, coffee, cakes and biscuits.
A decorative tin container candle with a fruit design. Scented or unscented, you choose. (I filled an old Danish lemon biscuit tin with wax).
Pieces of fresh fruit matching the tin design.
Place your tin candle in a central spot on the table. Arrange a few pieces of the fresh fruit next to it. Echo this centerpiece theme in the paper napkins, the cakes you serve or other decorative elements on your table. (Selectively, not every single thing has to match). This is also great for outdoors, as the tin makes a perfect hurricane shield.
Tip: these tin container candles become ferociously hot when they've been burning for some hours. Don't place it on a cake stand or anything else which might shatter easily. Tiles, dinner plates, metal trays and wooden surfaces are suitable.
A variation of the old candle & wine holder centrepieces. Traditionally, a very soft candle is used, leaving artistic drips on the bottle and sometimes (oops!) on the table.
A wine bottle (I used a decorative bottle of Spanish recycled glass, with a raised grape design).
A taper candle.
A plate or tile to display the bottle on.
Fresh grapes, green and black.
Stick the taper into the bottle. Put the bottle onto the tile/plate. Casually arrange some grapes around the bottle.
Fresh apples make luscious, (although perishable, and fleeting) candle holders. Insert tea light candles instead of tapers, if you like. A fruit tealight cutter gives you a neat and precise hole.
2 large apples (get the biggest ones you can find)
An ivory taper candle
Leaves (from apples or flowers)
A plate, to display the centerpiece on
A fruit candle carver (an apple-corer makes a good candle carver tool, especially for taper candles)
Place the leaves in water and hydrate them well. This delays the inevitable droop which happens after a few hours. Make a straight hole about 2,5 cms (1") deep in the apple, using the fruit candle corer. Place the apple onto the plate. Wedge the candle firmly into the apple. Stick some leaves in around the base of the candle.
Slice the second apple into thin pieces. Sprinkle with lemon juice. This slows down the discolouration process, and the apple pieces will take longer to turn brown. Arrange them around the base of the central apple.
Enjoy the colours and scents of summer fruits, whatever the season.
Arrange a group of chunky, citrus-coloured pillar candles on a wax candle plate embedded with dried citrus slices. The lemon, orange and grapefruit slices are partially embedded, with the exposed bits subtly giving off their gorgeous fragrance.
We used various flat-topped and pointed cylinder candles with the following sizes: 10x10cm (4x4"), 8.5x19cm (3.4x7.6"), 8.5x16cm (3.4x6.4"), and 6x20cm (2.4x8").