Carved Pumpkin Candelabra

Hello Friends!  Happy Monday!  Hope you all had a fun weekend…We sure did!  Saturday, my sister and I took our five boys to the Homecoming festivities at our college Alma Mater, Northwest Missouri State.  The parade was a big hit, but the bounce house slide was an even bigger hit!  Needless to say, they ALL fell asleep on the ride home.


Also, I did not make it to the final round in the So You Think You’re Crafty Competition.  It would have been fun, but I honestly don’t know how I could have gotten my project finished this week anyway.  I am not a natural competitor, so just being a part of the competition was a huge accomplishment for me.  It was one of the most empowering experiences I have been a part of and I made amazing new friendships and connections.   I gained so much more than I ever expected.  A HUGE  Thank You to all of you who Voted each week!  I would never have made it this far without you.


Halloween is just days away.  If you haven’t carved pumpkins, you will soon. Here is a fun idea for your Halloween or Fall decor.


I originally created this Pumpkin Candelabra for the So You Think You’re Crafty Competition and am going to share how I created it.

Pumpkin quilt block candelabra {1}

What you’ll need:

  • Small pumpkins
  • Candelabra
  • carving tools
  • flameless tea lights


Let’s Get Started:

Choose the pattern you want to use on your pumpkins and draw it on.  I used a pencil first, then went over with a Sharpie.  I do not advise using a Sharpie, though.  It was very difficult to remove.

Quilt block pumpkins ready to carve

Then, cut out the desired shape on the pumpkin.  These were a bit of a challenge to carve due to their small size.  I am sure larger pumpkins would be less difficult or just simplify the design.  It would be really cool to have a pattern on both sides!

Add a flame-less tea light for a fun nighttime glow.  These gave off more light than I expected.  I just picked them up at Dollar General for a couple dollars.

glowing centerpiece!

Set the carved pumpkins on a candelabra or two and you have a fun glowing festive centerpiece!

Pumpkin Quilt Block Candelabra...Fall party idea!

Carved Pumpkin Candelabra- How fun would this be at a Fall party!

Note:  You will want to secure the pumpkins to the candelabra with sticky tack or other removable adhesive.  Unfortunately, I lost a couple pumpkins after they fell off their stand.  Frustrating when it took so long to carve them.  For the candelabra, I simply spray painted old candelabras with glossy black.  A much needed update!

Happy Day!


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