Delicious Fruit and Candle Centerpieces
Mother Nature has already done most of the creative work for you. Just add a dash of imagination, to a hint of ingenuity, and you can decorate your kitchen and dining tables - and your year-round events - with fruity flair.
Large candles - with dried fruit embedded in them - infuse your home with good looks, and unforgettable smells...reusable gel candles make one-of-a-kind gifts for your favourite people. (See the photos below).
Ideas for Candle and Fruit Arrangements:Click on the pictures to enlarge
9" Rosy Rings Peony & Pomelo Big Round Botanical Candle
Enjoy the pleasures of a summer orchard, all contained in one delicious, long-burning, candle.
Blush-pink grapefruit, sliced into rounds, combine with delicate apple blossoms, bayleaves, and a floral bouquet of passionate pink peonies, rose petals and larkspur.
This round candle measures 9 inches tall. It burns for 300 hours, with the natural fragrance of high-quality essential oils.
Rosy Rings Roman Lavender Botanical Candle
Add a tantalizing taste of summer to your household dècor.
Summery flowers contrast with fruit, and a bouquet of cookery herbs, in this round pillar candle. A meadow of purple, blue and white lavender, coral bells, nigella and larkspur blends with wholesome citrus slices.
The aromatic candle burns for 120 hours. Plenty of time to enjoy the essential flavours of cooking and the kitchen. The 5" tall candle brims with rosemary, sage, basil, olive and bay leaves.
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9-Inch Rosy Rings Spicy Apple Candle
Infuse your home with the inviting smells of crisp red apples, freshly ground cinnamon, and cloves. Set aside those artificial air fresheners...this highly-scented pillar candle perfumes your surroundings with the all-natural fragrance of real apple and spices. Even when it's unlit!
This high-quality candle burns for a long time. Your home will smell fantastic for hundreds of hours.
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Rosy Rings Anjou Pear Round Pillar Candle
Fill your home with the mouthwatering smells of baking...this candle smells like a French fruit tart, straight from the oven: Anjou pears, apples and golden plums, dusted with a sprinkling of cinnamon and nutmeg. Just like your mom's kitchen!
This long-burning candle lasts for up to 300 hours.
Size: 6 x 9.5 inches tall, (15 x 23¾cm).
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Orange and Cinnamon One-Wick Pillar Candle
Add this fruity candle - complete with bright orange ribbon - onto your gift list. And warm the hearts of your home-loving friends.
Filled with pieces of orange, spicy cinnamon, nutmeg and clove, this candle reminds one of home, and the delights of the kitchen... particularly a counter stacked with freshly-baked goodies.
The comforting smell of vanilla - coupled with undertones of patchouli and musk - warms your surroundings.
5-Inch Tall Rosy Rings Round Bay Garland Pillar Candle
Rich with the flavor of culinary herbs...this candle smells like your favorite dishes, prepared in your own kitchen.
The round pillar candle burns down the center, illuminating the natural bay leaves, and citrus slices, pressed into the sides. You can insert a votive glass or glass tealight cup afterwards, and enjoy your candle for many more hours.
Burning time: 120 hours.
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Plum and Blackberry Single Wick Pillar Candle
Simply delicious! Add a taste of summer fruits to your dècor.
Juicy plums and blackberries fill the bottom half of a round pillar candle. The crushed fruit sits on a sumptuous base of precious woods, sensuous amber, and zesty cassis.
Size: 3.7 inches, (95mm). Burn time: 60 hours.
Rosy Rings Blossom Scented Fruit Pillar Candle
Sublime to look at, divine to smell...invigorate your surroundings with the natural flavors of fruit and florals.
This 6½" candle burns down the middle. It creates quite a show as it illuminates the green citrus pieces, and lemon and lychee blossoms, from within.
Expect exceptional value-for-your-money. You get at least 200 hours of burning time from this long-lasting candle.
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Rosy Rings Red Currant & Cranberry Tall Round Scented Candle
Banish the stale smells of winter...infuse any room with a bright burst of winter berries. Filled with juicy cranberries and tasty red currants, this candle pleases the eye, as well as the nose.
This round pillar candle burns for an astonishing 300 hours. Superb value for your hard-earned money.
Size: 6" wide x 9½" tall, (15 x 23¾ cm).
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Hexagon Shaped Fruit Basket and LED Hurricane Candle
Keep your seasonal dècor up-to-date. A hexagon-shaped basket, with candle holder in the middle, forms a versatile centerpiece for your modern kitchen or dining room table.
Arrange fresh fruit around the flameless candle, and create a colorful centerpiece for your kitchen or dinner table; red roses for Valentine's Day...fruits and flowers for Mother's Day...etc, etc. Endless possibilities. The only limit? Your imagination.
The set includes the black metal hexagon, measuring 11" wide x 9" tall; a hurricane cylinder vase; a vanilla-scented Led pillar candle.
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Tealight Candle Carver
Transform your favorite fruit into delightful centerpieces. You can burn candles in apples or pears...even stick tealights into fresh pineapples, and decorate that summer party with tropical flair.
Create quick-and-easy fruit candle holders as follows: stick the stainless steel cutter into the fruit. Twist the T-shaped handle firmly. This carves a neat hole, just the right size for a standard tea light candle.
An indispensable tool for that summer barbeque, for your holiday get-togethers. Wherever you seek a bit of fruity inspiration, in fact.
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Silver Metal Pedestal Votive Candle Centerpiece with Bowl - by the White Barn Candle Company
Make this candlelit bowl the centerpiece for your special celebrations.
Fill the silver metal dish with a medley of fruits...a mouthwatering fruit salad... your favorite fruit-flavored punch.
Three candle lights - and brightly colored fruits - add fun and festivity to this functional piece.
Measurements: approximately 13¼" in diameter.
Stoneglow Candles Winter Spice Gel Vase
The days are getting shorter...the evenings chillier. Warm yourself up with the exotic smells of Oriental spices. A gelatin candle, filled with sliced orange, cinnamon sticks, clove buds, and sumptuous sandalwood, creates an unforgettable fragrance for the home.
Burn Time: 30 hours. Refills available. Simply replace the central glass insert, and your candle's as good as new.
Size: 12cm (4.8")
Fish Bowl Plum and Blackberry Gel Candle - by Stoneglow Candles
Crushed blackberries and juicy plums color a gel candlescape with tints of rich purple. Cassis and amber provide zesty and sensuous notes on a base of precious woods.
The candle burns independently from the summer fruits. Burn Time: approximately 15 hours. Simply stick a glass refill into the center, and give new life to your burnt-out candle.
Size: the fish bowl shaped candle measures 10cm (4 inches) high.
Footed Fruit Bowl Centerpiece with Candlesticks
Fill the glass bowl with fresh fruit...arrange the candlesticks on either side... stick tapers into the holders...there you are, a beautiful fruit and candle centerpiece for the center of your dinner table, or a spacious mantelpiece.
A classic design from the Old Westmoreland Glass Company. The Colonial blue glass features patterns of lacy cut-outs.
The candleholders measure 4½" in height. The footed bowl measures 10½" in height and 8" in diameter.
Floral and Fruit Holiday Candle Centrepiece
An arrangement of flowers and fruit enriches your home throughout the holidays.
Red roses and poppy seeds form a dome-shaped arrangement in the top of a long-stemmed gold vase, with a golden candle in the middle. A trailing decoration of twigs and dried orange slices dangles down around the stem. Bronze baubles add a touch of festivity for the holidays.
Size: 69cm tall, (27.6").
Apple and Cinnamon Jelly Jar Candle
from the Maghso Aqua Gel Collection
Spice up your kitchen or living room.
Dried out apple slices, cinnamon sticks and green leaves, "float" in a jar filled with gel wax. Delectable candle scents!
An inner glass cup protects the decorations from damaging candle flames. You can insert tealight candles once the gel wax's gone, and enjoy the pleasures of a long-lasting hurricane lamp.
Scrollwork Candle Stand with Bell Shaped Fruit Bowl
Gather people around your kitchen table with the warmth of candlelight, and the homely smells of real fruit.
Display this scrolled, wrought iron candle and fruit stand in the center of your kitchen table. Fill the bell jar with colorful fruits. Light the 4 candles. Instant hospitality!
You can remove the glass cloche for easy cleaning.
Avoid wax spills. Use tealights, or votive candle holders. High-quality ball candles also make a good choice, as they tend to burn down the middle, and don't drip down the sides much.
Size: 19.5" in diameter x 10.5" high.
Tumbler Gel Candle Jar with Fruit & Flowers
This candle burns with a delightful selection of fruity candle scents - the rich florals and fruity flavors of orange blossom, jasmine, muguet, lemon and orange zest.
Natural orange pieces, leaves, and tiny sprigs of white flowers, "float" inside a suspension of gel wax.
A glass insert in the middle separates the votive candle from the botanicals around it.
Approximate burn time: 15 hours.
Orange Votive Candle Holders Centerpiece
Decorate that summer party in fruity style! Use a bit of creativity, and transform oranges into luscious and fragrant candle holders. Prepare three orange candle holders per the instructions, and arrange in a long dish. Or, make one for each guest, and place one at each place setting.
This centerpiece can be displayed indoors or out, as the votive glasses shield the candlelight from breezes.
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Badash Galaxy T-lite/Desert - 4 piece set
Sophisticated, with fruity flair. Display t-lites in two of the glasses. Fill the other two with summer berries, grapes or cherries. Alternate them down the center of a long table, and enjoy the unique ambiance these centerpieces bring to a dinner party. Each glass features an air bubble in the sturdy base, an artistic signature created during the mouth blowing process.
Size: 4 x 4 x 3.2 inches, (10 x 10 x 8cm).
Also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
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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.
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").
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