I brought a bag of pine cones home from work with no idea what I was going to do with them.
Then I saw a cute project with instructions I decided to follow — pine cone trees in a wax base.
Instead of using crayons I decided to use wax from a scented candle.
I put the wax in a glass bowl in the microwave as directed. Going for about a minute at a time I left the wax in for approximately 5 minutes. The microwave got so hot that it turned off.
I was worried that I had broken it. The microwave was not a good method for me to melt wax. (After cooling sufficiently, the microwave came back to life.)
Using the same glass bowl I decided to use my candle warmer. I simply broke apart some old candles and let them melt. So easy and much safer.
I had already cut down some 9 ounce paper cups to about an inch tall. I poured the melted wax into the cup bottoms.
As the wax was cooling I settled in a pine cone. Before the wax was totally set I straightened up the pine cones.
I plan to use these “trees” alongside my bottlebrush trees for winter decorations. And we can use them as fire-starters.
When they’re all set up I might give them a dusting of spray paint.
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