An informative sampling focused on herbs and tea with an occasional sprinkling of fairy dust and a glimpse into family activities too. The contributions to this blog are the combined efforts of the sisters of The Rosemary House and Sweet Remembrances.
Our winter time craft this year was a pine cone candle ring. We used a large variety of pinecones gleaned from walks in the woods. We also save peach pits, and tucked in cinnamon sticks and some rose hips as well. The large variety of cones is what makes these candle rings so special. The base is a plate or a flat clear plastic serving tray works well too. But the secret is the adhesive.
To make a really long lasting candle ring (our mother's is 40 years old!) use Vinyl Adhesive or back in our mother's day it was called linoleum paste. The paste type adhesive really snuggles into all the nooks and crannies of the pine cones and once it is dry (in 10-12 hours) it holds tight! And dries clear! We placed an old tin can to mark the spot for the candle, otherwise it's very easy to make too narrow of a center.
This lovingly crafted pine cone candle ring will grace your table for years to come!