Decorating with Powertools - E's table centreSaturday, December 01, 2012
E went pine cone collecting with her Dad. After a few lessons in swinging a hammer from Granddad, they were off, separating cones and branches, filling the bag.
It wasn't until afterwards that she remembered the candle holder she had seen in a shop. It was a pinecone hollowed out to hold a tea light. E drew her picture to explain to Granddad what she was talking about. After a little explaining, the tools were gathered by Grandad. E lost interest once the drawing was done, leaving me with tools and a mission.
After a bit of experimenting, I can attest, you will need a vice, drill, hole saw, spade bit and a chisel. The green pine cones were easier to shape and are probably more fire resistant. Despite her lack of interest in power tools, E was delighted to see her picture come to life.