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Bleached Pinecones Basket

Source: Martha Stewart Living, Volume 145 December 2005


  • Large and small plastic bins

  • Bleach

  • Pinecones

  • Paper

  • Towels

  • Basket

  • Floral stick

  • Cedar sprig


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

  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.

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