I love Sandra Lee’s Semi-Homemade Magazine…she (and the people on her team) are so creative, and her recipes and DIY projects are perfect for the budget-conscious. In her October/November 2009 issue, she shows readers how to make a beautiful Thanksgiving table scape…but these ideas are just too pretty to only be used at Thanksgiving. This pine cone pillar candle holder would look perfect next to your centerpieces…or as a centerpiece all on it’s own. Here’s how to make it:
What you’ll need:
- Several glass cylinders (pick these up at any thrift store…Goodwill shelves are stocked with these…or you can rent them)
- Satin ribbon
- Double-sided transparent tape
- Several small and large pine cones
- Several sweetgum balls cut in half (for the the spiky center)
- Pillar candles
- Hot glue gun
To put it together:
Gather several plain glass cylinders to arrange down the center of the table. Cut a length of wide, satin ribbon to fit around each cylinder, allowing the ribbon ends to overlap slightly. Secure the ribbon ends with double-sided transparent tape. Create the pine cone ornament by first cutting several sweetgum balls in half using scissors. Remove the largest scales from a soft, open pinecone. Hot-glue pine cone scales on back of each sweetgum ball, starting in the middle and working your way out, making a snowflake shape. Use hot glue to attach the pinecone ornament to ribbon where the ends meet. Place a pillar candle in the middle of cylinder, and surround it with miniature pinecones.
And that’s it! Elegant and yet, quintessentially fall, these pillar candle holders are easy and inexpensive to make. Find more on this project and the rest of Sandra Lee’s table scape in her October/November issue of Semi-Homemade!