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Bleached Pinecones Basket


  • Large and small plastic bins
  • Bleach
  • Pinecones
  • Paper
  • Towels
  • Basket
  • Floral stick
  • Cedar sprig


  1. Step 1

    Water will cause the pinecones to close up; they'll reopen after drying. Working in a well-ventilated area, fill large bin with 1 part bleach to 4 parts water.

  2. Step 2

    Add cones; place smaller bin on top (to submerge the pinecones).

  3. Step 3

    Let sit for 24 hours. Remove; let dry on paper towels. Line basket edge with floral stick, a gumlike tape; press cedar sprigs into stick. Place pinecones in basket.

Martha Stewart Living, Volume 145 December 2005

Reviews (1)

  • MistleToe 11 Dec, 2007

    This is just beautiful. The perfect color basket. I get tired of standard red and green decos. Just lovely!