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Merry Christmas Darling
10-19-2011, 07:45 PM
Do you use pinecones to decorate? I love:smitten: pinecones!

http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy27/DiademRose/Christmas%20Ornaments/pinecone-candles.jpg


I'm going to look for my pinecone stocking holders today. I think I know where they're stored.

ornamentmaven
10-19-2011, 08:15 PM
Love pinecones. My Mom always used them alot as well. We have a very large pine tree in our yard. Last year it dropped hundreds of pine cones - so many I didnt know what to do with them. This year - not a pinecone in sight on that tree!

*Snowflake*
10-20-2011, 12:40 AM
yes,always. I spray it golden or silver and then I decorate them with candles, love different pinecones all together :xmascandycane:

olga
10-20-2011, 01:08 AM
yes,always. I spray it golden or silver and then I decorate them with candles, love different pinecones all together :xmascandycane:

I spray them golden too and I put them in a plate, in my livingroom. :reindeer2:
I always loved pinecones and I have a closed friend who brings me every season 10-20 of them.

SilverBells
10-20-2011, 04:09 AM
I also like them a lot. I like to pick my own. There is a hill close by with lots of pine trees.

Merry Christmas Darling
10-20-2011, 08:16 AM
My favorite ones are extra large au natural. Then I like the ones with white paint on their tips. But this year I might use gold ones. They have picks for fifty cents at Hobby Lobby.

http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy27/DiademRose/Christmas%20Crafts/ChristmasPineconesHowtoDryforChristmasDecorations. jpg


Julia Walsh | December 7, 2010 11:00 am
"Whether you display them au naturel in a glass bowl or you paint them with glitter, pine cones are a useful element for dozens of Christmas crafts and Winter decorations. But before you go turning the conical fruits into a tree ornament, your pinecones should be dried to remove them of pitch (their sticky resin residue) and so their layers open up beautifully. Before you dry them, you'll need to clean the cones by picking off pine needles and removing any visible pitch by dabbing them a Q-tip dipped in rubbing alcohol.

"Air-drying. The first method is to air-dry them. Corral them up in a breathable container like a wicker basket or a woven shopping bag. Lay the base of the container with a sheet of paper to collect any debris that might fall. As you might expect, this method is the most time-consuming; it can take anywhere from several hours to a few days.
Continue reading for two more ways to expedite the drying!

"Baking. Preheat your oven to 250 F. Line a cookie sheet with tin foil, covering it completely. Using gloves (to avoid sticky fingers!), set your pine cones on the pan, making sure they're separated. "Bake" them for an hour, checking occasionally to make sure they don't burn. The pitch should melt off the pine cones' layers. Remove from the foil and let them cool completely on a cooling rack."

http://www.casasugar.com/How-Dry-Pinecones-Christmas-Decorations-12438724

ChristmasFairy
10-25-2011, 09:18 PM
I like them au naturel too with the painted white tips ... but if one doesn't have the time to do so .... a quick blast of aerosol spray snow is quite effective too.

I've also sprayed them gold or silver and they look great. Pine cones are a must have :elf3:

MinnesotaMike
10-26-2011, 08:23 AM
A store by us has pine cones that smell like cinnamon! I take a big whiff as I pass by!!

michelmas
10-30-2011, 07:54 PM
Good ideas here. We have tons of pine cones, several different verities, in our yard. They are pretty but sound and shoot out like grenades when mowed. Maybe I'll bring some inside and enjoy them where they are less lethal.

Christmas_mama
10-30-2011, 08:46 PM
Yes, I love pinecones and my 3 year old daughter has taken to collecting them whenever we're out walking and she spots them laying on the floor :-)

I use 'frosted' pinecones to hang on my tree and have just bought a collection of pine cones from M&S to pop in a bowl on my desk because I think they look so pretty :-)

Merry Christmas Darling
10-30-2011, 08:55 PM
They are pretty but sound and shoot out like grenades when mowed. Maybe I'll bring some inside and enjoy them where they are less lethal.

:santahat: Maybe that wasn't meant to be funny, but the way you said it made me laugh!

One time we stopped at a motel in South Carolina. It was after dark. When we got up at sunrise, I saw hundreds of large pinecones all over the ground. I had brought a pillow from home, so I removed the pillowcase and filled it with beautiful pinecones! I still have some of them.

Christmas_mama
10-30-2011, 08:58 PM
Do you use pinecones to decorate? I love:smitten: pinecones!

http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy27/DiademRose/Christmas%20Ornaments/pinecone-candles.jpg


I'm going to look for my pinecone stocking holders today. I think I know where they're stored.

I love the candles but I wouldn't want to burn them http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k199/tasha-cat-mad/Smileys/blush.gif I saw some in M&S:

http://www.marksandspencer.com/Marks-and-Spencer-Christmas-Candle/dp/B00565DABU?ie=UTF8&ref=sr_1_10&nodeId=42966030&sr=1-10&qid=1319976140&pf_rd_r=0HQSJB487E6CRSH974SH&pf_rd_m=A2BO0OYVBKIQJM&pf_rd_t=301&pf_rd_i=0&pf_rd_p=215485807&pf_rd_s=center-3

Along with some Christmas Tree ones:

http://www.marksandspencer.com/Winters-Beauty-Range-Glitter-Candle/dp/B001A6GA16?ie=UTF8&ref=sr_1_11&nodeId=42966030&sr=1-11&qid=1319976140&pf_rd_r=0HQSJB487E6CRSH974SH&pf_rd_m=A2BO0OYVBKIQJM&pf_rd_t=301&pf_rd_i=0&pf_rd_p=215485807&pf_rd_s=center-3

They look even nicer in person, and I was seriously tempted, but I just know I'd not want to light them!

So instead I am going to get some of these:

http://www.marksandspencer.com/Mandarin-Clove-Cinnamon-Inclusion-Candle/dp/B00565E8NE?ie=UTF8&ref=sr_1_20&nodeId=42966030&sr=1-20&qid=1319976229

which you can replace the candle in and reuse year after year :elf1:

I'd love some of these for the dinner table:

http://www.marksandspencer.com/Christmas-Spice-Cone-Dinner-Candle/dp/B00565C5J8?ie=UTF8&ref=sr_1_33&nodeId=42966030&sr=1-33&qid=1319976251

But not safe with the children the age they are - maybe in 4 or 5 years time :elf1:

Merry Christmas Darling
10-30-2011, 09:08 PM
I love the candles but I wouldn't want to burn them http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k199/tasha-cat-mad/Smileys/blush.gif I saw some in M&S:

http://www.marksandspencer.com/Marks-and-Spencer-Christmas-Candle/dp/B00565DABU?ie=UTF8&ref=sr_1_10&nodeId=42966030&sr=1-10&qid=1319976140&pf_rd_r=0HQSJB487E6CRSH974SH&pf_rd_m=A2BO0OYVBKIQJM&pf_rd_t=301&pf_rd_i=0&pf_rd_p=215485807&pf_rd_s=center-3

Along with some Christmas Tree ones:

http://www.marksandspencer.com/Winters-Beauty-Range-Glitter-Candle/dp/B001A6GA16?ie=UTF8&ref=sr_1_11&nodeId=42966030&sr=1-11&qid=1319976140&pf_rd_r=0HQSJB487E6CRSH974SH&pf_rd_m=A2BO0OYVBKIQJM&pf_rd_t=301&pf_rd_i=0&pf_rd_p=215485807&pf_rd_s=center-3

They look even nicer in person, and I was seriously tempted, but I just know I'd not want to light them!

I ABSOLUTELY LOVE white Christmas Tree candles!!! I have only one. No, I won't burn it.



So instead I am going to get some of these:

http://www.marksandspencer.com/Mandarin-Clove-Cinnamon-Inclusion-Candle/dp/B00565E8NE?ie=UTF8&ref=sr_1_20&nodeId=42966030&sr=1-20&qid=1319976229

which you can replace the candle in and reuse year after year :elf1:

I've never bought a gel candle. Those must smell wonderful!


I'd love some of these for the dinner table:

http://www.marksandspencer.com/Christmas-Spice-Cone-Dinner-Candle/dp/B00565C5J8?ie=UTF8&ref=sr_1_33&nodeId=42966030&sr=1-33&qid=1319976251

But not safe with the children the age they are - maybe in 4 or 5 years time :elf1:

Those are pretty. What is the holder made of?

Christmas_mama
10-30-2011, 09:19 PM
I ABSOLUTELY LOVE white Christmas Tree candles!!! I have only one. No, I won't burn it.



I've never bought a gel candle. Those must smell wonderful!


The candle itself is not a gel one - The holder in the glass is gel with ornaments / berries etc set in it but the candle you actually burn is a normal wax candle that can be replaced :elf3:

I'll be putting yankee cinamon and apple scented candles in it :elf1:


Those are pretty. What is the holder made of?

I'm not sure tbh, looks like some sort of clay or possibly china http://i600.photobucket.com/albums/tt84/SVT-GT500/smileys/confused06.gif

MinnesotaMike
10-30-2011, 11:02 PM
Nobody commented on my "scented" pine cones. Don't any of you have them where you live?

Christmas_mama
10-31-2011, 02:10 AM
Nobody commented on my "scented" pine cones. Don't any of you have them where you live?

Nope, but they sound devine! :elf3:

Merry Christmas Darling
10-31-2011, 04:48 AM
Nobody commented on my "scented" pine cones. Don't any of you have them where you live?

I'm sorry. I should have said something. I see them everywhere: Meijers, Walmart, JoAnn Fabrics, etc. I even have some. My husband loves the scent.

Merry Christmas Darling
10-31-2011, 04:49 AM
The candle itself is not a gel one - The holder in the glass is gel with ornaments / berries etc set in it but the candle you actually burn is a normal wax candle that can be replaced :elf3:

I'll be putting yankee cinamon and apple scented candles in it :elf1:



I'm not sure tbh, looks like some sort of clay or possibly china http://i600.photobucket.com/albums/tt84/SVT-GT500/smileys/confused06.gif

Thanks.

ChristmasFairy
10-31-2011, 07:58 AM
Nobody commented on my "scented" pine cones. Don't any of you have them where you live?

No scented ones here Mike ... I bet they smell 'delicious':elf1:

Have seen some pretty pinecone candles but they're not scented.

ChristmasFairy
10-31-2011, 08:05 AM
I ABSOLUTELY LOVE white Christmas Tree candles!!! I have only one. No, I won't burn it.
So do I ... I have only two... and can't bring myself to burn them either :elf3:

ChristmasFairy
10-31-2011, 08:11 AM
Yes, I love pinecones and my 3 year old daughter has taken to collecting them whenever we're out walking and she spots them laying on the floor :-)

I use 'frosted' pinecones to hang on my tree and have just bought a collection of pine cones from M&S to pop in a bowl on my desk because I think they look so pretty :-)There is a park not far from where I live with lots of fir trees and lots of pinecones lying on the ground ..... whenever my husband and I walked the dogs there I used to take a plastic bag and collect them especially the really big ones

mina553
10-31-2011, 09:50 AM
i love pine cones 2 but we dont have many here in Trinidad i would like 2 sprinkle glitter dust on them

mina553
10-31-2011, 09:54 AM
[QUOTE=MinnesotaMike;70300]Nobody commented on my "scented" pine cones. Don't any of you have them where you live?[/QUOTE dont have pine cones where i live i do love how they smell where do u live i live in the W /I :gelf::carols:

Merry Christmas Darling
11-01-2011, 02:24 PM
http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy27/DiademRose/Christmas/Christmaspinecones-mantle-CountryLiving.jpg


Pinecones
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mina553
11-02-2011, 10:23 PM
wow thats beautiful