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Decorating with Pine Boughs

By Top This Top That on Dec 11, 2012

Whoever came up with the idea to sell packaged pine cones was just genius!

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And here I have them lying all over the place, just sitting and waiting to be either crafted, thrown by my kids, or sold to some craft stores by some smartie pants that came up with a great idea.

I mean really, why couldn't I have thought of that?!

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And although I wish I was the genius making tons of money on the bags of pine cones, today's idea makes good use of them for your holiday table and is super easy to do in just a few short steps.

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Pine Bough Candle Holder

Supplies Needed:
- Grapevine wreath
- Pine boughs or needles
- Pine cones
- Floral wire

Step 1:

Collect your pine boughs/needles and cones in a bucket. I like to let mine stay in the bucket for a few hours before I use them to make sure any little critter doesn't end up in my project.

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Step 2:

Lay out your wreath and pine needles to make sure that you have enough to cover your wreath. Use this time to clean up any leaves or sticks that may be in your bunches.

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Step 3:

Using your floral wire, gently wrap the wire around your bunch and secure to your wreath.

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Step 4:

Continue to do this all the way around the wreath until it is covered. The fullness of your candle holder depends on how many pine boughs you use on the grapevine.

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Step 5:

When you are finished, it should look similar to this

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Step 6:

Remember those pine cones that someone is making a fortune on, you know the idea you or I should have come up with? Well go ahead and place a few of those on the ring and secure in place with the floral wire.

And to finish the look off add some of the cones and other dried elements to the inside of the glass holder.

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Easy, pretty, and good use of nature.

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