Ok, it’s only the second of November but we’ve already had our first snow here in Maryland so it’s time to think about candling making DIY projects for the upcoming holidays!
Here’s a really easy and fun idea I found from Peake Candle – pinecone candles. They suggest using them as fire starters. They would be an inexpensive and unique gift for anyone you know who has a fireplace.
They don’t mention where to get the pinecones but I know they are easily available at craft stores. I imagine you could gather them in your woods as well as long as you clean and dry them thoroughly before using. And I would also say that paraffin wax would work best.
Watching the video gave me some ideas of how you could make them even more interesting. If you prime them with a white layer and then just dip the lower part in the colored wax, you could achieve the effect of the pinecone having snow on it.
I’ll make some in the next couple days and post pictures. If you want to try it and send me a picture, I’ll post yours too!
Happy pinecone Candle Making DIY!