I don’t start any holiday decorating in earnest until after Remembrance Day (aka Veteran’s Day), but between Thanksgiving and Christmas, I like to find creative ways to transition from fall to winter using decor.
With these cute pine cone candle holders, I think I found the perfect transition between fall and winter, that can even work for Christmas decor.
I started with some pinecones, candles from the dollar store, my glue gun, and a gardening tool. Total cost for this project was $1.25 (for the candles), but the pinecones can be also be found at any dollar store or in your backyard. The garden shears didn’t work out as well, so I switched to some heavy duty pliers later on.
The first step is a little messy. I pulled the top section off the pinecones, and created a little base for my candle to sit. I then used a big dollop of hot glue to secure the candle to the top of the pinecone. Some of the candles needed more glue than others to stay in place.
Since it’s still (technically) fall, I paired these with some of my casper pumpkins and placed it all on a cake plate to help give the display some presence.
They turned out really well, and I figured that they can easily be used as Christmas decor, and well into the winter months as well.
To get varying heights for the candles, I cut some of them halfway. This craft could also be used as a modern Menorah if another 3 candles were added. I simply love the versatility of this fun and unique DIY hack. The price also can’t be beat 😉
Thanks so much for checking out my blog today. I’ll be back again on Wednesday with a special post dedicated to my late Grandfather-in-law.
And btw…… yesterday, my husband and I picked up a new piece of furniture for our living room!!!!! It’s a big deal, and there is going to be an epic change in there as far as function and style. Stay tuned friends.
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