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Try these techniques for securing candles in fresh arrangements.

 
A fragrant, earthy design, this sculpted pine-cone-shaped candle is surrounded by gum nuts, pods and incense cedar.

HOW-TO:
Drill two holes into the bottom of a pine-cone-shaped candle, and insert wood picks into the holes, which will secure the candle onto the foam.

MATERIALS:
Waccents pine-cone candle from Armadilla Wax Works; Weathered Fiberglass Round Planter from Sunshine Products; gum nuts and pods from Mills Floral Company; incense cedar from Hiawatha Corporation; artificial vine from favorite supplier.


 



 

This collection of fresh fruits becomes deliciously fragrant candleholders when hollowed out with a knife and picked into a bed of incense cedar, flat cedar and pine boughs.

HOW-TO:
Trace the bottom of a votive candle onto a piece of fruit, carve a hole to accommodate the entire candle, cover the base of the candle with plastic wrap to prevent the wick from absorbing moisture, insert the votive into the hole in the fruit and trim off the plastic wrap. Pick fruit into the arrangement.

MATERIALS:
pine and cedar from Hiawatha Corporation; votive candles from Creative Candles; fruits from produce department; bowl from Sullivans.



 



 

A poly-film-wrapped floral foam design bar is a perfect alternative to a container for this hedgelike candle design that would work great as either a centerpiece or mantelpiece.

HOW-TO: Position pillar candles evenly atop a floral foam design bar, and insert wood picks into the foam around the base of each candle to
secure it in place.

MATERIALS: OASIS® 27” Raquettes® Holder from Smithers-Oasis; gilded hunter-green pillar candles from Creative Candles; evergreens from Hiawatha Corporation; Florentine bell balls, badam nuts and reindeer moss from Knud Nielsen Company.

 

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