So happy to see September is here! According to pinterest it’s already Halloween and I should be making candy corn shaped meatloaf or something but I’m insistent on soaking up fall for the next month at least. It’s my very favorite time of year and very nostalgic for me growing up on the east coast where they have actual seasons, you know. Most years I take a trip back home to New York at the end of October (it’s always a highlight of the year!) but that will be right around my due date so if you don’t mind I’m going to drown myself with gourds, pumpkin cooking, and apple candles right here on the blog.
These apple candles are actually made from chopped up crayon bits and apple cider spices. You can use those tiny tealights too but it’s trickier to cut out the right shape and easier to just let the wax fill in whatever shape you (accidentally) cut. Keep reading to see how to make them…
Photography and styling by Liz Stanley
Pretty apples that stand up straight (important!)
Chopped up red and orange crayons
Paraffin wax with wicks
Clean empty can
Serrated knife (or even better a grapefruit spoon!)
Apple spice or apple cider mix
Step 2: Meanwhile, scoop out the top of the apple. A serrated spoon worked great to scoop out the top chunk. Super easy, and just pop the stem off.
Step 3: Place the wick inside and then carefully pour the hot wax into the apple. The wick will fall to the side. That’s okay, in about 5 minutes when it’s starting to harden you can move it straight up again.
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Hi there! I'm Liz Stanley. Born and raised a New Yorker, plus a few newlywed years in charming Hoboken, I now live in the fairytale city of San Francisco with my husband and son. This blog is a collection of simple ideas for making your home and life more crafty and stylish. MORE >>>