By Shannon Hanrahan • October 03, 2014
Fall is officially upon us, meaning it is time to make the house a bit cozier as the weather starts to cool down. Aside from just laying out the blankets and extra pillows, there are little steps you can take to get seasonal without dropping a ton of cash. Personally I like updating my apartment with seasonal crafts that I find on Pinterest, which will be coming soon to the blog, but that can add up quickly if you don’t have a specific plan in mind. If you just want small additions, decorate with apples. Since they are currently in season, the prices are low and you can find them everywhere. Aside from just eating them, apples make great fall DIY candles!
Once you have decided how many apples you want to display around the house, place them standing up on a tray or tabletop. Mark the top of the apples and then trace outlines of your candle votive. Then cut out that section of the apple a little bit larger than the outline and as deep as the votive. Scoop out the apple flesh, add a little lemon juice so it doesn’t brown, and place your candles in. They make perfect additions to a kitchen or dining table, without spending too much time or money. It is the perfect way to bring fall into your life, without being overwhelming. If you want other ways to embrace the season, check out our survival guide to seamlessly transition into fall. No matter where you live in the country, you can celebrate this beautiful time of the year.
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Shannon Hanrahan Shannon is a LA transplant from Philadelphia and a social media junkie. When she is not Pinteresting or Instagraming away, she enjoys eating dessert first, traveling to new places, and being a self-proclaimed DIY expert (aka HGTV addict).