This year I decided I would make them again, but instead of using real mini pumpkins I would try it with fake ones. After pulling a few styrofoam pumpkins off a store-bought wreath in order to customize it for a friend, I had a few extra fake pumpkins lying around. (Score!)
The first thing I did was pull off the stem.
Then I took the tea light candle and placed it right in the center. I used a pencil to trace around the tea light. (I apologize this is blurry - it's tough taking pictures left-handed.)
Using a knife, I cut right on the outline. I pushed the knife about an inch into the pumpkin with each cut. I was pleasantly surprised that the top popped right off in one piece.
The tea light fit in the cut out perfectly! I repeated this on two more fake pumpkins and now use them as a little center piece on my kitchen table.
I love when such a great looking project comes together in less than
How and when do you use fake pumpkins instead of real ones? Leave me a comment below as I'm always looking for new ways to decorate!
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