I gathered the fallen pine cones that had blown from
the trees here on the grounds and created little
Christmas trees to decorate our table with.
They were quick and inexpensive to make. If you would like
to do the same, and you use your backyard pine cones, make sure you bake the pine cones in a 250 degree oven for about an hour. ( place them on a lined cookie sheet)
This gets rid of any bugs and sap that is inside of the cone.
----you can also purchase pine cones in a bag----
I used tiny terra cotta garden pots for the base, and just painted them with craft paint.
I then used a permanent glue......not super glue....but E6000® Permanent Craft Adhesive, 3.7 oz..
It holds the pine cone and each bead into place and dries clear and strong.
I used craft/jewelry beads and just used a spot of glue on each pine cone
This year, for our Christmas dining, I have decided to use a vintage kitchen tablecloth
draped over our dining room table.
It does not have a Christmas design, but the flowers in muted
shades of red and green give a perfect nostalgic charm to the table.
I placed the pine cones straight down the middle of the table,
this way, each guest can see one,
I am using vintage dinner plates, and different homemade
cloth napkins made from Christmas fabric
as well as a few newer Christmas dinner plates.
I also made a few pine cone trees to sit along the back door
window. They look so cheery!
So tell me.............do you use a lot of linens at your Christmas table,
or is it easier to use the lovely decorative paper and plastic holiday
plates and napkins?
Do you have any great ideas in creating things from pinecones?
I would love to hear!