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Friday, March 15, 2013

Homemade Wedding Crafts: Pine Cone Centerpieces

Homemade wedding centerpieces are a great way to personalize your wedding décor, and pine cones are inexpensive and natural mediums for your wedding centerpieces. This article will provide you with detailed instructions on creating several pine cone centerpiece crafts for your homemade wedding décor.
Pine Cone Flowers
For this homemade wedding centerpiece craft you will need several pine cones, wire cutters, floral tape, green paper, scissors, wire, a hot glue gun, hot glue sticks, and glitter. Start by breaking pine coned in half to remove the pointed sides.
Next roll the ends of a 6 inch piece of wire into a spiral about half an inch in diameter and glue the bottom of the pine cone to the wire. Next cut leaves from the green paper and tape them to the wire in varying spots. Wrap the entire stem with floral wire and add some glitter to the center to finish the flower look of this homemade pine cone wedding craft. Now place the pine cone flowers in a vase and your wedding centerpiece is complete.
Pine Cones and Candles
Another homemade wedding centerpiece craft idea that utilizes pine cones is a candle centerpiece. For this wedding craft you will need pine cones, a hot glue gun, several pillar candles, ribbon, hot glue sticks, and scissors.
Start this homemade centerpiece by tying a piece of ribbon around the center of each candle. Tie the end of the ribbon into a bow, and add a little glue to secure it from coming undone. Next glue the pine cones around the ribbon vertically until the entire ribbon is covered. Complete several candles for your centerpiece and arrange them on your wedding table to finish this homemade wedding craft.
Gilded Pine Cones
For an elegant pine cone centerpiece that will look lovely amongst your other homemade wedding decorations try a gilded pine cone centerpiece. For this wedding craft you will need pine cones, gold spray paint, newspaper, hot glue sticks, a hot glue gun, and a foam ball.
Start this centerpiece craft by placing all of the pine cones on newspaper in a well ventilated area and spraying the gold with the spray paint. Allow the pine cones to dry, roll them over, and spray the other side of the pine cone.
Then plug your glue gun in to get hot and add a little bead of glue to the bottom of a pine cone. Press the pine cone into the foam ball; next glue another pine cone on the direct opposite of the ball, and continue covering the entire ball with the pine cones. After the entire ball is full of golden pine cones it can be placed on your wedding table as a lovely homemade centerpiece. You can personalize this craft by alternating flowers with pine cones as well.These homemade wedding centerpieces are easy to make using pine cones, and they will add a natural style to your homemade wedding décor.

2 comments:

  1. Great idea to use pine cones! Sounds charming & rustic. :)

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    1. Thank you! Pinecones, especially the mini ones are so perfect for rustic style!

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