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Make Floating Pumpkin Candles

Make Floating Pumpkin Candles

One of my favorite decorations for the fall season 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 just beautiful.

Here’s how to make your own:

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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By Annie B. Bond

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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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5:18PM PDT on May 30, 2013

Thanks, Annie, love these ideas, thank you so much!

11:24PM PDT on May 13, 2013


11:44AM PDT on May 13, 2013

Beautiful, I'm sure. But a person in a land of famine would weep at the use of food items for mere decor. My conscience would not allow me to waste food like this.

1:07PM PDT on May 12, 2013

Looks good. Thank you.

9:52AM PDT on May 12, 2013

Good idea,thanks for sharing

3:12AM PDT on May 12, 2013

Thanks for sharing

6:53AM PDT on Mar 27, 2013


12:16AM PST on Jan 3, 2013

Eat the pumpkins.

4:43AM PST on Nov 8, 2012

Thanks for the nice idea.

2:41AM PST on Nov 5, 2012

Interesting idea.

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