Make party-ready votives out of funky gourds

By on Nov 7th

I threw a party the other night (more details on that annual shindig to come later) and these three funky gourd votives made an appearance (thanks to my buddy Lisa of pumpkin cake fame). They got lots of compliments from party guests, so I thought I'd share this simple autumnal, Thanksgiving, or harvest gathering party decor idea with mah Homies.

First, choose the funkiest gourds or mini pumpkins you can find. My favorite is this wart-y one. Make sure they can stand up on their own — no one wants tippy candle holders.

Measure your tea lights and cut holes in the top of your gourd that are slightly larger.

Then pop your tea lights in and light 'em up. I'm not exactly sure how long they'll hold up, but I'm going to keep them out and on display for as long as possible.

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Megan Finley is the Associate Publisher for the Offbeat Empire. When she's not slaving away for the Empire, she's sharing her dork side on her own blog, Twitter @meganfinley, and Instagram @meggyfin.