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Thursday, October 17, 2013

How to make Pinecone Flowers

How to Make Pinecone Flowers


Fall is definitely in the air. I love to decorate for Halloween/Fall, but I don't like to spend money to do it. Basically I bring out the same decorations year after year. And sometimes I'll make something new. This year, as I was pulling everything out, I felt like I wanted to add something new. However, I didn't want to spend any money. I remembered something I had pinned last year and that was my inspiration.You can see it here.

We have 4 pine trees in our yard, so we have an abundance of pine cones. In fact, I've started collecting some for Christmas time. The candles are normally on my piano, I just wanted to dress them up. Everything else I had in my stash.


You will need:
candles
burlap
twine
pinecones
hot glue gun
hand saw

I encourage you to use items you already have. Maybe you don't have twine, but you have some leather cord. Use what you have! Nothing is more satisfying than making something new and creative without spending money.


How to Make Pinecone Flowers
First cut your burlap to size and wrap tightly around your candle. Secure with hot glue.

How to Make Pinecone Flowers

Next wrap twine around your candle. I went 5-6 times around. You could hot glue the ends, but I just tucked them under each other.

How to Make Pinecone Flowers

Now to make your flowers. Grab a pine cone and cut off the end. This is a LOT more work than I imagined it would be. They are actually made of wood. I don't know why I didn't realize that. :)
You will definitely need a small hand saw. For two of my flowers, I just used the end and hot glued it in place.

How to Make Pinecone Flowers

Then I noticed the tops looked like budding flowers. So I decided to use those parts too.

How to Make Pinecone Flowers

Start by pulling the pieces of the pine cone down that you don't want.

How to Make Pinecone Flowers

 Secure tightly with a bit of twine. It will fall apart if you don't.

How to Make Pinecone Flowers

Cut just under the twine.

How to Make Pinecone Flowers

 Trim your twine and hot glue to your candle. I left the twine on to keep it secure.

How to Make Pinecone Flowers

Here they are on my piano.

How to Make Pinecone Flowers


Have you made any inexpensive fall crafts this year?
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6 comments:

  1. These are gorgeous! I have 4 daughters and I think we'll be making these in their school holiday next week here in England! Saw your project at Cupcakes & Crinoline and have linked up for future fab ideas! Have a great week! Lisa @ Vintage Celebrations

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  2. This looks like a good bit of work, but definitely well worth it in the end. Those candles look really fancy. Thank you for sharing this tip with us.

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  3. So cute! I love how much they actually look like flowers :o) Thanks for linking up to tasteful Tuesdays... YOU are featured today... head over and check it out... I've shared your feature on all my favorite social media and I would love for you to as well!!! thanks! EMily@nap-timecreations

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