Last Christmas I saw a variation of these at one of those pricey but fun to browse stores with my mom. I loved them, so much that I pulled out my trusty iPhone and snapped a few photos from every angle thinking the entire time "I can totally make these". So here we are a year later doing just that (my procrastination can only deter me so long).
Let's get started, You'll need:
- 24 or so Pine Cones
- 2lbs Wax (I used soy)
- Candle twine
- A Scent (Optional)
- A cupcake pan
- Baking cup liners - A MUST
(Ignore the crisco in the photo I tried greasing instead of the liners the first round and it was a FAIL)
First, I cut 24 - 8 inch strips of my candle twine. Then I wrapped it around the bottom of each pinecone, like so (see image below). Leaving about 2 inches pulled towards the top for "lighting purposes".
Then in a mason jar (or really any vessel you don't mind being covered in wax) heat up your wax. It took me a 3 'jar and wax' melts to have enough wax for all of my pinecones. I'm sure I could have used a larger container but my wine kept me occupied. Ahem.
With the batch of 24 I had enough to wrap up 5 bags full for gifts and have a dozen or so for Mr. A and I to use here at home.
And here's Mr. A's proof that they work (ie: light).
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