.... just 'crushin on these adorable gourd candles for the perfect fall ambiance decor. 'Luvin it! For the clean cut, simply take your t-light that you are going to use and trace around the perimeter on top where the candle will sit & then carve down as deep as the candle! You'll need those fine tooth carving tools that you see around halloween in order to get percision. And if you are with power tools and have the correct size as the diameter of the candle, you could use a drill bit accompanied by protective gourd gut splattering gear to accomplish this desired result as well (always keep a good eye on the fingies to avoid accidents when using power tools and small items like these!).