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Easy Pinecone Table Decorations

Random Pinecones DIY


If you walk outside in my neighborhood over the holidays it feels like its raining pine-cones. There are so many different kinds of pine cone. If you love pinecones as much as I do then you will love to make these easy pine cone table decorations.



I pretty much use them through-out the year. I love crafts made with pinecones. I used large pine-cones to create a pine cone centerpiece.



To get them ready for pine-cone decor I gathered some large pine-cones and soaked them for 24 hours in lemon water. You can use bleach but I did not want them really blond, just a lighter shade of brown. (2 cups of lemon juice to 1 gallon of water)



Rinse them out and lay them on a cookie sheet and put in over at low temperature at 170 degrees. After an hour at low temperature the pine-cones start opening up to all different kinds shapes and sizes. They are so pretty to watch.



I added a few candles to the ones that the tops had opened up  and used as a candle holder! (when you using candles never leave unattended) To create a centerpiece I places several of them in a row and it creates a pretty pine-cone centerpiece. I also painted the tips gold. I think for a future project when I have more time will experiment and paint the tips different colors. I added the left over ones in baskets.


Pine cones are sometimes are to find! I have lots of them in my area! Where to buy pine cones. you can normally find them at your craft store during the holidays, but during the spring or summer there are not any in the stores. But I found a bunch on amazon and the link is below.



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  1. Maria I too find pine cones on my infrequent walks. I love how you added the tealight to the top of the cone. It looks so pretty!

    1. I am obessed with them, there are so many things you can do with them. Thanks for stopping by.

  2. like you, I have a plethora of pine cones out side so these suggestions will surely come in handy! Hope you are on the mend my friend.

    Hugs, Lynn

  3. I love pine cones, but never thought about changing their colors. Thank you for the tips about lemon juice and bleach! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures


    1. Glad you like them, they are so much fun to make them lighter, it also gives a nice smell to the house when you bake them too.

  4. These are all great idea! I decorate with pine cones as well, it gives my home a little bit of rustic appeal. I have never used them to hold small candles, love that idea!

    1. Hi Emily, The candle was something that I came up when I saw that putting the pine cones in the oven created crazy shapes some which had holes to hold a candle. Thanks Maria

  5. My daughter and son-in-law have tons of pinecones on their property, so I’m always looking for new ways to use them. I love this idea, and I love the tiered tray. Thanks for sharing on Sunday’s Best.

  6. Those little pine cone tea light holders are cute! I need to find some more pine cones, I see so many fun projects. I love the basket with pine cones it’s very pretty!

    1. Linda, I am glad you like pine cone, I love using them all year round. Not many people use them all year around since they are popular for the holidays. I hope you can find some around!

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