May 21, 2024

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DIY: Ad-Hoc (and Edible) Candleholders

DIY: Ad-Hoc (and Edible) Candleholders

One of our favorite tips in our new book, Remodelista in Maine, comes from event designer Molly O’Rourke. “It turns out an apple corer creates a hole that is the same diameter as a taper candle,” she told us. “Once I discovered this, there was no turning back.”

How to put this coincidence to use for a last-minute Thanksgiving table? Read on:

Photography by Greta Rybus for Remodelista in Maine.

molly&#8\2\17;s tablescape. when cut (for stability) and cored, &#8\2\2 9
Above: Molly’s tablescape. When cut (for stability) and cored, “potatoes, apples, cabbages, and melons all become sculptural candelabras that can be whipped up on the spot and composted after your event,” she says.

bought too much bread for stuffing? &#8\2\20;use an apple corer to transfor 10
Above: Bought too much bread for stuffing? “Use an apple corer to transform hunks of stale bread into improvised candlesticks.”

with an apple corer (\$\14.95 from sur la table), molly says, &#8\2\20;the  11
Above: With an apple corer ($14.95 from Sur La Table), Molly says, “the world is your candlestick.” Just insert tapers.

For more unfussy, ingenious (and inexpensive) design ideas, order Remodelista in Maine, available everywhere books are sold.

And for more tabletop ideas, see our posts:

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