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
You will need:
- 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.
Here it’s shown without the additional lights on the pinecones:
A flameless candle in the vase also works nicely.
Without the vase, the flameless candle creates a more natural look.
MIX AND MATCH
Combine painted and unpainted pinecones with gourds for a colorful display.
Brighten a basket of natural pinecones with colorful flowers.
SCENTS OF THE SEASON(INGS)!
Here is a simple technique for scenting pinecones with your favorite fall spices:
The bears are wondering what they should do with all of these extra pinecones. They will have to check future blogs!
Roy & Kevin