Pinecones 103 – Decorating Ideas

This week, for our third mini-blog, we create a pinecone ring that can be used as a base for a flower or candle tablescape, and feature some simple ways to use pinecones to decorate for fall. All this and oh my! The bears!!!

PINECONE RING FOR VASES AND CANDLES

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You will need:

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  • 12 pinecones, each approximately 6 inches long (try to get pinecones that are close in length and diameter)
  • 1.5-inch wide floral ribbon of your choice (we chose orange burlap)
  • 22-gauge floral wire (our ring used 3 feet)

To create base:

  • Lay cones, tops up, in a row on your work surface.
  • Wire pinecones together starting 3 inches in from one end of wire and leaving one inch between pine cones and 3 inches of wire at the end.
  • Shape pinecones into a circle and twist free ends of wire together to secure.
  • Weave ribbon through pinecones, tie ends and tuck under base.

We placed lights in a vase with some fall colored faux flowers and surrounded the pinecones with more lights.

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Here it’s shown without the additional lights on the pinecones:

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CANDLES

A flameless candle in the vase also works nicely.

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Without the vase, the flameless candle creates a more natural look.

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MIX AND MATCH

Combine painted and unpainted pinecones with gourds for a colorful display.

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Another angle:

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Brighten a basket of natural pinecones with colorful flowers.

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SCENTS OF THE SEASON(INGS)!

Here is a simple technique for scenting pinecones with your favorite fall spices:

http://www.mccormick.com/recipes/other/scented-pinecones

THE BEARS

The bears are wondering what they should do with all of these extra pinecones. They will have to check future blogs!

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Enjoy!!!

Roy & Kevin

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