“Apple Votives Tutorial
A flotilla of apples bobbing in a steel tub evokes memories of childhood and headlong plunges into icy water. But carved into holiday candleholders, these apple votives are a prize for the eyes alone, their flames a promise of warmth.
Tools and Materials
Similar steel tub (C-50), $38.90, from Bevo Works
Apple Votives How-To
Every apple will float differently, so see how they balance in water before marking their topsides with a dot.
1. Place the tea light over the dot, and trace around its circumference with a paring knife, inserting the knife vertically as deep as the tea light is tall.
2. Set aside the light, cut the circle into sections, and scoop them out with a spoon.
3. Squeeze lemon juice onto the cut surface to keep the apple from turning brown, and insert a tea light. Repeat with remaining apples.”
So, I’m not sure how I feel about these. They are really pretty but having them on the ground… all I can think of are dresses up in flames and burnt wedding guests. Oh yes, fake tealights can be used but I think they look so terrible fake if you can actually see them which defeats the elegance of this decor. :( Maybe it could be set higher up on a table? Or maybe I can just remember to have real buckets of water with apples in it for drunken bobbers? I think I’ll stick to the latter. :)