Mini Pumpkins and Gourds
These cuties convey the very essence of autumn. This idea proves that you can never have too many pumpkins in your house during this season. Plus, unlike jack-o-lanterns, you can keep these out past Halloween. To turn them into candleholders, use a sharp knife, an apple corer, or a pumpkin-carving tool to cut a two-inch-deep hole about the size of a quarter around the stem. Go with white candles only, or opt for a handful of earthy colors. They’ll look great lined up along a mantel like in this photo, or you can use them as dinner table lighting, which will give off a warm, cozy glow.