Pumpkin Tea Lights For Your Next Fall Craft Night

Looking for an easy project for decorative gourd season?

September 11, 2015

Small fresh gourds can be turned into holders for tea lights. Choose a gourd that will be stable on a flat surface.

1. Using a candle carver—a tool designed to cut a tea light-size hole in fruits or vegetables—cut a shallow plug from the gourd.


tea candle gourd step 1

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2. If you don't have a candle carver, mark a circle slightly larger than the tea light on the top of the gourd and carefully cut the opening with a knife.

tea candle gourd step 2

3. Scoop out the seeds and fiber with a spoon.

tea candle gourd step 3

4. The gourd will be left with a shallow hole.

tea candle gourd step 4

5. Drop the tea light in place.

tea candle gourd step 5

Decorate your home, and enjoy!