Sunday, December 14, 2014

Pine Cone Candle Ring

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!


Marilyn Miller said...

Oh I love this idea. Thanks!

Linda Jennings said...

These are so pretty!

Linda said...

Beautiful and very creative.

Angela McRae said...

I love the variety in this wreath. And I've certainly never thought to save my (Georgia!) peach pits, but I will now--they look great here!