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Pine Cone Candle

Well it’s getting dinner time. So while it’s cooking, I’m going to show you this really easy craft you can do for Thanksgiving or Christmas..You can literally do this in about 10 minutes.

All you need for this project is:

  • Pine cone
  • Taper candle
  • Christmas Greenery (from wreath /garland)
  • Wire (thin)
  • Christmas pick

First let me say, I was looking at this pine cone I had in my ‘going to be a idea’ box. This box is just for neat things, different objects I find at the park. I was looking at the pine cone and noticed the bottom had a open space in the center. I instantly thought of a candle holder. Great Thanksgiving and Christmas.See below, the bottom of these pine cones..


If the top of your pine cone has a point, cut that off the pine cone. The bottom is going to be the top, and top, the bottom.

This is what your top will look like after you cut some off.



As you can see in the next photo how I wrapped the wire around the bottom.. leaving out 4″ of each wire after wrapping.


Now I had this piece of greenery also, I wrapped each end of the wire around the greenery to sit in the center and be stable. I didn’t like it…not enough greenery.


Well, I haven’t unpacked my Christmas Stuff….But I did have a pick. These pictures are before and after  I pulled it apart.


So I put the greenery with the silver in it on top of the other greenery and it made it a lot fuller.


You could do the same thing with the Christmas greenery they sell , for a table, kinda shaped like a diamond….well 3 pine cones put on that would be a beautiful centerpiece.  And it’s fast and easy. And…you probably have most the stuff you need already.

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31 thoughts on “Pine Cone Candle

    1. That’s awesome! Such a simple project for anyone. I was surprised that the bottom of the pine cones had a perfect place for candles. The dollar store has tapered led candles..2 for $1


  1. No,No,No….takes no skill at all! It’s just attaching pinecone to greenery, and putting a candle inside the opening on the bottom. Most pine cones have the opening. If not you make one on top! Easy, do not keep from trying this…you can do it!


    1. Yes, I just get sooo excited at Christmas time..I love decorating for the holidays that’s for sure..I have at least 20 bins of stuff in the garage. lol…I laugh, but it’s really getting out of hand…I usually give out my crafts as I make them during the year…but for some reason in the past..I just held on to too many Christmas crafts. I break that habit this all goes out! lol

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    1. Ah, I know how your feeling. Sometimes I see/read something that just touches my heart, and brings up so many memories. I am so glad I was able to do it for you! Happy Memories this Holiday Season!!!!

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  2. I’m giggling now! I live in the desert, and believe it or not, some people grow pine trees here. I collect the pinecones that have fallen when I walk the doggies. Hopefully you can find some. You can always purchase a bag of those pinecones that are cinnamon scented and use them. They will add fragrance to it…then you reuse next year.


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