Delicious Fruit and Candle Centerpieces
Fruit Shaped Candles
Nature has already done most of the creative work for you. Just add a dash of imagination and ingenuity, and there you are: amazing arrangements for your kitchen or dining room tables.
Turn fresh fruit into unusual candle holders: carve a hole into a piece of fruit. Stick a tealight or taper candle into it. Or cut melons or watermelons in half. Scoop out their insides. Add water, and float candles on the surface.
Candles with fruit embedded in them - or suspended within gelatin - 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
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, illuminating the green citrus pieces, and lemon and lychee blossoms, from within.
Exceptional value-for-your-money. You get at least 200 hours of burning time from this long-lasting candle.
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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
Enrich your home through the days of summer, throughout fall, and the holiday season, with this arrangement of flowers and fruit.
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").
Rosy Rings Scented Autumn Fruit Candle
Inspired by the richness of autumn, this candle brims with pear slices, fall leaves, and clusters of orange berries.
The 5" tall, (12½ cm), candle burns for 120 hours, with the divine smells of fruits and spices.
This item also ships to select countries outside the U.S.
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Tealight Candle Carver
Imagine that! Turn a bunch of apples, pears or oranges, into a delightful candle centerpiece, or a delicious decoration at each table setting.
Create easy fruit candle holders in an instant: stick the stainless steel cutter into the fruit. Give the T-shaped handle a firm twist, and carve a neat hole, just the right size for a standard tea light candle.
Indispensable for your fall celebrations, harvest festivals, or wherever you seek a bit of fruity inspiration.
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Taper Candle and Fruit Stake Centerpiece
Create a unique fruit candlestick in an instant!
Stick a whole piece of fruit - apple, orange, peach or pear - onto the decorative iron stake. Add the topper with taper candle onto that. The topper holds a standard taper candle, (not included).
Apple and Cinnamon Gel Jar Candle
from the Maghso Aqua Gel Collection
Spice up your kitchen or living room with the delectable smell of scented candle light.
Dried out apple slices, cinnamon sticks and green leaves, "float" in a jar filled with gel wax.
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.
Rosy Rings Apple Candle
Fill your home with the delicious smells of "baking". Decorated with real apple slices, cinnamon, and bay leaves, this cylinder candle scents your home with the mouthwatering fragrances of crisp red apples, spicy cinnamon and clove, even when it's unlit.
The blend of paraffin wax, beeswax, and soy wax, produces a long-lasting candle, with superior burning qualities.
Size: 5 x 6½" tall (12½ x 15cm). Available in various sizes. You can also get this candle as a bigger round candle: 6 x 9-1/2-inch tall, (23-3/4 cm tall), or a smaller round candle: 4-1/2 x 5 inches, (12.7 cm tall).
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Rosy Rings Red Currant & Cranberry Tall Round Scented Candle
Juicy cranberries and red currants fill this round pillar candle with color and fragrance.
With an astounding burn time of 300 hours, this candle gives you true value-for-your-money!
Size: 6" wide x 9½" tall, (15 x 23¾ cm).
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Rosy Rings Bay Garland and Citrus Round Scented Candle
A masterpiece of nature, and the candlemaker's craft.
Filled with natural things - citrus pieces, sprays of bay leaves, and decorative fruit pips - this candle scents your home with a selection of botanical smells.
The round pillar candle burns for 120 hours. It burns down the middle, and illuminates the plant elements, encased in the wax.
Size: 4½ x 4½ x 5 inches, (12.7cm), tall.
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.
Castillo Square Taper Candle Chandelier
Hang this chandelier in your kitchen, and infuse your surroundings with the old-fashioned charm of a French farmhouse.
Stick 8 tapers into the metal sockets, and arrange a selection of colorful, fragrant fruit in the tray around them. Hoist the wrought iron centerpiece to the ceiling, and enjoy the natural lighting, and traditional ambiance, your kitchen now exudes.
Size: 22 x 23 inches. Taper candles not included.
Also available as a round taper candle chandelier.
Orange & Cinnamon Gel Candle Holder
from the Stoneglow Botanicals collection
This candle evokes the comforting scents of home: the zest of orange, and the warmth of cinnamon, nutmeg and clove.
Organic orange slices and cinnamon sticks decorate the sides of the glass candle holder. A votive glass, inserted into the middle, protects the all-natural botanicals from the burning flame.
Size: 12 cm (4.8 inches) tall.
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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Rosy Rings Anjou Pear Round Pillar Candle
The mouthwatering smells of a French fruit tart, straight from the oven... this fruit filled candle consists of Anjou pears, apples and golden plums. Roasted to perfection, the fruit slices make artistic embellishments, 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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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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