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Friday, September 7, 2012

Orange Lantern Candle



Tea light candle

Small knife

Step 1

Cut around the belly of an orange (with the two points at each end). Don’t cut all the way through, just so the knife is just into the flesh of the orange.

Step 2

Using the knife, make a small cut between the skin and the flesh of the orange.

Step 3

Place a finger in the cut and carefully run your finger around the orange, separating the flesh from the skin.

Step 4

Continue working your finger around the orange until you’re close to the base.

Step 5

Use the knife to cut the remaining flesh off the bottom of the orange. This is to make sure you don’t tear a hole in the bottom of the orange. Use a spoon to carefully remove the rest of the orange (or just leave it in there if there is only a small amount of residue left).

Step 6

Repeat with the other side of the orange.

Step 7

Make a circle shape cut, about the size of a 20 cent – 50 cent piece, on the inside of one of the orange halves and push out to make a hole. This will become the top of the candle.

Tip: Test the orange to see which side sits best on a flat surface and use that for the bottom of your candle holder.

Step 8

Place a tea light candle in the base of your orange lantern.

Step 9

Light the candle, put the top on and enjoy a lovely orange smell throughout the house! Pretty! I had my candle lanterns burning for a couple of hours, and the skin didn’t burn because the hole in the top of the orange was large enough (plus I would only use a fresh orange. As for any candle, never leave it unattended.

Instructions from: http://


  1. This is so cool!! TFS This ideas just gave me more ideas that I want to try out.

    Veronica (follower)

  2. I want to try this with apples for the Thanksgiving Day dinner table center piece~