- Pinecones (Pine tree)
- Christmas Picks (craft store)
- Wire (craft store)
- Candle (Walmart)
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.
First let me say, I was looking at this pinecone 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.
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.
Above 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.
You can see in the above photo how I wrapped the wire around the bottom.. leaving out 4″ of each wire free on both sides 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 pazazz!
Along in my Christmas ‘goodie’ bins , I found this pick. These pictures are before and after I pulled it apart.
This is the part of the pick I wanted to use. So I put the pretty silvery part on top of the plain piece, and hot glued them together.
I wrapped the 2 ends of the wires (wrapped around the bottom of the pinecone) around the greenery and attached to the pinecone.
I was thinking of putting 3 of these on a board, and fill in with more greenery. What a beautiful centerpiece that would be! And it’s fast and easy. And…you probably have most the stuff you need already.