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Floating Pumpkin Candles

Floating Pumpkin Candles

I am wondering if you have any unusual Halloween decorations using natural materials?

One of my favorite decorations for Halloween is to make floating pumpkin candles. We put them on our harvest dinner table in blue glass bowls filled with water, where they float and they look beautiful. Food markets that carry local harvest produce often offer miniature pumpkins. They are 3″-4″ across. Buy six to eight of these pumpkins, and the same number of votive candles (pure beeswax votives, if you can find them).

Hold a votive candle over the top of the pumpkin and trace a circle around it. Using a knife, carefully cut out the circle so that a votive candle will fit into the hole snugly. Repeat with all the candles. Fill bowls or pails with water, light the candles and float the pumpkins in the water.

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Annie B. Bond

Annie is a renowned expert in non-toxic and green living. She was named one of the top 20 environmental leaders by Body and Soul Magazine and "the foremost expert on green living." - Body & Soul Magazine, 2009. Learn Annie's latest eco-friendly news on, a website dedicated to healthy and green living.


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7:56AM PST on Nov 5, 2012

seems simple enough for me.

11:09AM PST on Nov 4, 2012


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12:33AM PDT on Oct 22, 2012

Nice idea, thanks!

4:32AM PDT on Jul 20, 2012

can't wait to try it, it sounds like a neat project

6:44AM PST on Dec 28, 2011


10:10PM PST on Dec 27, 2011

Thank you Annie!

7:07AM PST on Nov 26, 2011

Thank you

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