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Gourd Candles

Introduction

By choosing a gourd with at least one flat side and carving a hole into it big enough for a candle, you can create a unique light source.

Steps

  1. Step 1

    For our gourd, we used tapered candles with a thickness of 7/8-inch. We decided to place the hole where the stem is and used a 13/16-inch paddle drill bit to make the hole.

  2. Step 2

    When you drill, don't stop when you hear the bit pierce the flesh, as it can damage the skin on the edge of the hole.

  3. Step 3

    Drill about 3/4-inch deep, clean out the hole, and place the candle inside.

Source
Martha Stewart Living Television