Turn an Orange into a Fragrant Candle Holder [Entertaining]: "
Scented candles don't always smell quite, well, natural. Turn an orange into a candle holder and you've got a festive-looking table decoration that can give off customized scents.
Over at Beekman1802, a blog devoted to seasonal living and hand-made products, they have a tutorial on a novel way to reuse the rind of an orange. The full tutorial at the link below is loaded with pictures. The shorter gist: slice an orange in half, scoop out the meat, cut a hole in the top half, put a tea-light candle inside, and you're in business. The little black objects you see in the photo above are cloves, pushed into the rind. As the candle holder heats up it releases the smell of oranges and cloves into the air.
Below you can see our in-house try at creating an orange tea-light holder. We couldn't find a grapefruit spoon to hollow it out super cleanly—we apparently lack the culinary-fu to beat an orange into submission with a regular spoon—but we made up for it by using a star-shaped cooking cutter for extra style points:
Have a fun entertaining hack that takes something mundane—like the humble orange here—and turns it into something interesting? Let's hear about it in the comments.