How to Make Tiny Pumpkin Torchères
Step 1: Gather materials
To get ready for this project, gather miniature pumpkins, an apple corer, a grapefruit spoon, nails, washers, tea-light candles in metal cups (or battery-operated tea lights) and bamboo garden stakes.
Step 2: Prep pumpkin
Snap the stem off each pumpkin. Using an apple corer, cut an opening the diameter of the tea light in the top of each pumpkin.
Step 3: Remove seeds
Scoop out the seeds and pulp with a grapefruit spoon.
Step 4: Stabilize the light (part 1)
To stabilize the tea light, first remove the candle from the metal cup, then push a nail through a washer and the tea-light cup.
Step 4: stabilize the light (part 2)
To finish stabilizing the light, press the nail through the bottom of the pumpkin and another washer.
Step 5: Anchor pumpkin
Anchor the pumpkin by pushing the nail into the center of a bamboo stake, then place the candle back inside the cup.
Step 6: Light the candles
Finish by standing your torchères in a bucket filled with sand or gravel. Light the candles and marvel at your glowing fall masterpiece!