DIY Pine Cone Luminaries

If you were keeping up with our holiday posts, you saw these cute little babies used at our Christmas Party last week..

They’re pretty simple and straightforward, but there are a few tricks I used to really bring it all together. To complete this project you will need:

Several dozen pine cones
Some kind of container (Mine was found at the $1 store and spray painted gold)
Tree trimmings
Tin foil

Step One:
Line the outside edges of your container with pine cones. Pack them as tightly as possible, leaving the center open for your candle.

Step Two:
Loosely wrap the bottom of your candle with a generous piece of tin foil.

Step Three:
Insert the candle and tin foil into the center gap of your container. The foil should give it strength to stand upright, even if your pine cones aren’t tightly packed.

Step Four:
Stick the tree trimmings into the spaces between the pine cones. You can even pile a few on top! Light your luminaries and light the way to your holiday festivities.

Final Product:
Light your luminaries and lead the way to your holiday festivities.

OH, and for those of you who have asked, my new coworkers name is officially: Grit.
Unique maybe, but his ferocious attitude and fearless personality fit perfectly.


Filed under DIY Projects, Holidays

5 responses to “DIY Pine Cone Luminaries

  1. Kris

    GRIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I wanna smooch him :)

  2. Alex

    Oh my gosh the puppy is so cute!!! I love the name!

  3. Patty

    Adorable little guy. What does Raleigh think of him?

  4. Raleigh LOVES him. He plays a little gentler, and the little one is feisty enough to handle a crazydog that weighs 40 lbs more than him. They play and play and sleep all the live long day. It’s the best decision we ever made!

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