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Easy Scented Jack O Lantern Tea Lights

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I’ve never been a huge fan of scary Halloween decorations. Orange isn’t my favorite color and being scared isn’t my favorite thing. So, I tend to decorate with fall themed items rather than going the scary-witchy route. But I really do love the smell of citrus and allspice. So I found a way to combine the Halloween “scary-ness” with the natural scents of oranges and spice.
For this project I used navel oranges, whole allspice, tea lights and a cookie cutter.
Begin by cutting a “lid” from the orange about 3/4″ from the top.
Use a cookie cutter to cut an opening in the lid.
Scoop out the inside of the orange.
Carve a fun Jack O Lantern face.
Add 2 tsp. of whole allspice into the bottom and push in a tea light candle.
Light the candle and soon your home will fill with the smells of citrus and allspice!
These little votives will last as long as the candle does and you can replace the candle several times before the orange finally gives out. Mine lasted about three days and then I put the rinds out for the birds to enjoy.
You could also use these little Jack O Lanterns as place settings on a Fall table scape. Wouldn’t that make the table look festive!
Or just line them up on the window and smile!
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  • Trisha Olsen Gibson
    Trisha Olsen Gibson Maysville, MO
    on Sep 18, 2016

    To make oranges last longer dip in apple cider vinegar. Keeps the bacteria from growing and stay fresh longer. When not using them set in refrigerator to keep them firm a couple days longer 🍊

    • MK McDonald
      MK McDonald Canada
      on Sep 19, 2016

      Then they wouldn't smell pretty anymore, just vinegar. They're just oranges😀🎃

  • Marj
    Marj Canada
    on Sep 19, 2016

    That is both cute and fun. I'll have to try this! Thanks for sharing. :)

  • MK McDonald
    MK McDonald Canada
    on Sep 19, 2016

    Ha! How cute!

  • Debbie Williams
    Debbie Williams Plymouth, CT
    on Sep 19, 2016

    this is so cute what a great idea thanks for sharing

  • Mayer.dj2007
    Mayer.dj2007
    on Sep 19, 2016

    Love the idea..very cute and original. I definitely will attempt.

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