How to Make Holiday Pumpkin Candles

Follow these easy steps to create a gorgeous pumpkin candle centerpiece you can use all season long.

Pumpkin Candle

Stuff You Have:

  • Paring knife
  • Pencil
  • Hot-glue gun

Stuff You Need: 

  • Pumpkins (real or foam), 2 baby, 1 small
  • 3 votive candles, 2" tall
  • Artificial foliage with berries 


  1. Cut stems off pumpkins. Place candles on top of each pumpkin and trace around. Use knife to cut along traced line, and scoop out about 1/2". Note: If using real pumpkins, be sure to cut hole so candle fits inside snugly. 
  2. Place candles in holes. Glue foliage around perimeter of candle.