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.

By Annie B. Bond


William C
William C4 months ago

Thank you.

W. C
W. C4 months ago

Great idea, thanks.

Elena Poensgen
Elena Poensgen2 years ago

Thank you

Joanne S.
Jo S4 years ago

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

Angie V.
Angie V4 years ago


Lydia Weissmuller Price
Lydia W4 years ago

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.

Vita Pagh
Vita P4 years ago

Looks good. Thank you.

Sonia Minwer-Barakat Requ
Sonia M4 years ago

Good idea,thanks for sharing

Marcel Elschot
Marcel E4 years ago

Thanks for sharing

Tanya W.
Tanya W4 years ago