I think candles are so pretty, but I don't usually use them or decorate with them...so I decided to give it a try. I wanted more than just a candle sitting out on my table or shelf though, so I tweaked an idea I found in my "Simply Handmade" book. I bought three candles in a pretty autumn orange/brown and put them in my candlestick holders. I found an oval dish we received for our wedding that was the perfect size, put the candles in that and then filled the bowl around the candles with autumn candy (melocreme pumpkins, autumn colored M&M's, candy corn M&M's, regular candy corn and carmel candy corn). I love the way it looks...now if we can just stay out of the candy.
(10/6/11 We couldn't stay out of the candy. The candy has been replaced with popcorn kernels and that looks really cool too).