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Go natural with 'pine tree' candleholders


Last updated 12/18/2019 at 4:21pm

By Donna Erickson

Take a family walk together this holiday season and discover the hardy evergreen shrub with flat spray-like green branches known as "arborvitae." A member of the cypress family, it grows in most zones of the country. Take a closer look, and see how the tips on branches resemble the shape of a pine tree.

"Why not glue the flat tree-like tip portions of the branches onto clear glass votive candleholders?" friend Lisa MacMartin suggested. She's always on the hunt for natural materials at her family craft studio, Heartfelt, in Minneapolis (

I gave her ide...

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