Apple Votives for the Porch

September 25, 2006

For pretty much every Halloween of our marriage — even pre-kids — I have made these apple votives for the front porch. Easy to make. Easy to throw away (meaning nothing to store). Very inexpensive. I usually make them the day of Halloween and set them in a battered old metal tub on the porch (mix regular apples with votive apples). Added to the carved pumpkins and potted mums, they are lovely.

Lots of ways for kids to participate: fill the tub with water, pick out the apples, put the apples in the water, etc.

Because there is nothing particulary Halloweeny about them, I like these for any fall evening gathering. They make a simple greeting for a dinner party or even Thanksgiving.

Just watch out for flammable costumes. Find directions here.

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{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Lindsey September 25, 2006 at 11:33 am

I love that idea, Gabby. Just beautiful.


2 robin k September 25, 2006 at 12:19 pm

I’m definitely going to do this, Gabby. Great idea. Thanks.


3 lisa v. clark September 25, 2006 at 1:48 pm

What a great idea! Makes me really miss the costume parties at the cabin of years past. . . sigh


4 rachel September 25, 2006 at 2:05 pm

I am hosting bunco this month and I need something for my front porch. This is just right.


5 Bek September 25, 2006 at 3:46 pm

Ooops…here is the link….


6 Bek September 25, 2006 at 3:46 pm

Love that idea….

What is Bunco and why does everyone play? Is it great? Should I start a Bunco club….?

Are you familiar w/ Design Public? I am sure you are…but they have a devine rocking chair right now…and that teal dresser…my sister has one almost like it from the 70′s…I called it for the kids room…


7 lisapow September 25, 2006 at 3:58 pm

Wonderful! I love it!


8 liz s September 25, 2006 at 7:54 pm

that is so freakin cute!


9 Girl con Queso September 26, 2006 at 8:51 am

Ooo! I love it! Great idea. This definitely gets me in the mood for fall!


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