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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