Pine cone picks are an easy way to include pine cones in your festive wreaths and flower arranging. Here we show you how to make them in literally a flash.
Disclosure: I am delighted to be working with Bostik as a Bostik Blogger. Each month the Bostik Bloggers create a craft that our readers can easily re-create at home.
What you Need to Make Pine Cone Picks
Pine Cones. I collected these pine cones myself and left them in a warm place to thoroughly dry and open. You can easily substitute the pine cones with nuts, seed heads or even baubles to make other versions of decorative picks.
Sticks. I used spent reed diffuser reeds to make my pine cone picks, leftover from my homemade reed diffusers. Although the stems are thoroughly dried, they still carry some scent.
Glue. I used Bostik Fix and Flash. If you have ever tried to stick a stick to a pine cone, you’ll know it’s not nearly as easy as it sounds. Bostik Fix and flash is a game-changer for this particular craft.
What is Bostik Fix & Flash?
Bostik Fix & Flash is a clear, odourless, solvent-free glue that cures through the application of light. Both the glue and UV emitting LED are contained within the same easy to hold device. It works using a simple two-step process.
Firstly you apply the glue to the surfaces you wish to adhere. The adhesive is re-positional, making it perfect for intricate work.
Once you have your objects placed precisely, wait 3 seconds for the initial tack, then press the little LED bulb on the applicator to turn it on.
Shine the light around the edge of the glue for 15 seconds to set it, and the materials will bond.
Making Pine Cone Picks.
Apply the Fix and Flash glue to the pine cone.
Position the stick in place and hold for 3 seconds.
Then shine the LED light at the glue for fifteen seconds to bond.
And that’s it. No waiting, trying to hold things in position while the glue dries. Just twenty seconds to make each pine cone pick.
Pine cone picks are brilliant to use in wreath making an in floral arrangements.
If you’d like to try Bostik Fix & Flash for yourself, you can find it at your local Hobbycraft store.
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