Help, Crafty Teachers!

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  1. TeacherGrl7

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    Jan 24, 2011

    My boyfriend absolutely adored the Christmas tree we cut down this year. When we sadly had to throw it away, I snuck out and snipped off a few branches of the pine needles. I would love to pull the needles off and use them to decorate a glass candle holder, but I'm not crafty at ALL and I'm unsure how to go about it so it looks pretty and not like one of my pre-kers made it. Any ideas of how to do this, or suggestions of something different I can do?
     
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  3. czacza

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    Jan 24, 2011

    You could sew a little sachets and put the pine needles in with stuffing.
     
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    I would be EXTREMELY careful with pine/fir needles and fire! Forests burn down that way.

    With that said, I would agree with the sachets or pot pourri. Or make a wall hanging. But both fir and pine turn brown and lose their scent, so the smell won't last long.
     
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    Jan 25, 2011

    I have seen some candle holders that have a small bowl that you can place things in with a votive candle holder that fits in the top opening of the bowl. Since you can put anything in the bottom bowl, I would assume (ha) that you could put the needles in there too. How about those clear glass ornament that you can put things in? Maybe spray the needles with a fixative, then put in the ornament.
     

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