I saw this first on Pinterest and for once when I said I'd seen something cool on Pinterest and described it to my husband, he'd actually already heard of this one!
So here's what you'll need:
An orange (any size)
Matches (at least 5 in my experience!)
First of all, making sure you go through the skin only and not the flesh, carve all the way round the middle of the orange like so:
Then ease your thumb under into the slit and slide your thumb round the inside of the orange peel, so that you peel the skin away, without tearing into the skin.
Then you need to gently pull the peel off the orange flesh, like this:
I've trimmed a bit of the 'wick' off as it was quite long and might have scorched the top half of the orange:
Then, although a bit of the top half of the peel has come away with the flesh, I've cut a bigger hole in the top so that again, the flame doesn't scorch the top of the orange
Then it's time (once the oil has had a chance to sink into the pith) to try and light your candle. I usually find that I'm too impatient and haven't left it for long enough to soak up the wick properly, so it takes about 5 attempts to light!
Once lit, put the top half of your orange on:
And turn off the lights, to get the full effect!
It should last for about half an hour, depending on the size of orange & how much oil you've used
Hope you enjoy and I'd love to see pics of ones you make.