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.
Dried fruit, embedded into wax or gel candles with skill and patience, make good-looking and fragrant gifts for your favourite people, or yourself. (See the photos below).
Ideas for Candle and Fruit Arrangements:
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Rosy Rings Anjou Pear Round Pillar Candle
Filled with the mouthwatering smells of a French fruit tart, straight from the oven.
This delectable candle consists of Anjou pears, apples and golden plums. Roasted to perfection, the fruit slices are artistically embedded into the wax.
A taste of nostalgia. A dusting of cinnamon and nutmeg brings back the comforting flavors of childhood, and the pleasures of the kitchen.
Gingko leaves, hemlock cones, (non-poisonous evergreens, not the herbal hemlocks, known for their toxicity), and nigella flowers, add extra decorative appeal.
This long-burning candle lasts for up to 300 hours.
Size: 6 x 6 x 9.5 inches tall, (15 x 15 x 23¾cm).
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Rosy Rings Berries, Floral and Fruit Round Pillar Candle
Delight your senses, with a bewitching blend of fruit, flowers, herbs, and berries. Sheer bliss!
The round pillar candle, (5 x 6½" in size), contains green orange slices, bay leaves, white flowers, and birch cones, embedded in it.
Juicy red berries add a vivid splash of color, paired with rosewood and oak.
Cassis, (blackcurrant), adds zest with its typically sharp tang.
A special mix of paraffin, beeswax and soy wax guarantees outstanding burning qualities. This candle burns for a long time, with a strong scent.
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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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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
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.
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").
Title: Candle centerpieces with fresh and dried fruit