Get glowing reviews with these festive tabletop decorations.

Carved Tea Lights

These carved tea lights are easy to make. Nice decoration for your table on holidays.

Brighten your holiday table with these harvest-inspired lights. They’re not so much centerpieces as they are conversation pieces, so feel free to create as many as you wish. These unique tabletop decorations are easy to make and perfect for fall and winter festivities, like Halloween, Thanksgiving, and other autumnal gatherings with family and friends.

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Carved Potato Instructions

Sweet potatoes glow orange.

Baking potatoes glow yellow.

Here’s what you need:

  • Several nicely shaped potatoes—sweet or regular
  • Carving knife (I used a potato peeler with serrated edges, as well as a serrated knife)
  • Tea lights

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Basic Instructions:

Cut the top of the potato and carve a hole in the center. Dig the center of the potato out. Use a sharp knife to cut the eyes and nose. Place the candle inside the potato DONE!

HINT: If the potato doesn’t stand on it’s own, create a level and more stable base by slicing the bottom end off with a large knife.


Carved Apple Instructions

Here’s what you need:

  • 3-4 big apples
  • 1 vegetable peeler—dual sided with serrated edges (OR) a sharp, serrated knife
  • 1 apple corer
  • Tea lights


Basic Instructions:

Slice the top of the apple and cut out the center with an apple corer. Carve out the inside of the apple—make it wide enough so that you can place a tea light in it. Cut 4 or 5 holes on the sides of the apple with the corer. Set the candle inside and light it. DONE!

NOTE: You can also leave off the top off the apple, but I do enjoy the smell of the apple—when the top is on and heated.