Fall Table Decor With Twinkle Lights!

Marcia Socas
by Marcia Socas
4 Materials
1 Hour

Nothing sets the mood like lighting. Here in Central Florida, we don’t have the color changes (or even temperature changes really) that make it feel like Fall.

So, when I found a way to make my table feel more like a warm and cozy Fall by adding twinkle lights into the decor, I loved it!

Its quick and easy and I hope you enjoy it.

You can watch the video tutorial with links to the products on Amazon here.

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Here are the materials I started with. The large cylinder is the starting point.

I took the twinkle lights and wrapped them two or three times through the pinecones. One trick is to wrap them clockwise twice and then counterclockwise once.

Basically, you’re just trying not to wrap it all the same way because if you do that, then when you put it into the cylinder, the pinecone will just unravel from the wire and fall down to the bottom of the cylinder.

Place the lighted pine cones into the cylinder.

Now start filling in the space and make it more visually interesting by adding some leaves and some small potpourri. I also added some golden acorns that gave it a nice touch.

Here’s how it’s coming along after adding in those filler items. Don’t add so many that you’ll cover the lights, just enough to make it look like a centerpiece rather than just a collection of pinecones.

Here’s another view as I continue to work my way up.

I used two different sets of fairy wires. That gave me a good amount of light and let me wrap through several pinecones. Make sure to keep the on and off switch is located at the top of the cylinder. Of course, as you can see here, the switches look terrible just hanging out of the vase so we’ll need to do something about that.

I used glue dots, but rather than the dots, they have a product that are actually glue lines so that they are made for borders and edges. I found that this worked very well for attaching a ribbon and also attaching the power switch is for the twinkle lights.

Here you can see how I stuck the power switches on to the glue lines and then covered it with a piece of ribbon that coordinated with my table runner.

Here’s how it looks when it’s complete! I added some extra elements along the bottom to give it some height variances. I added some plastic pumpkins and I also had some glass pumpkins which I inserted the fairy lights into from the bottom. So now, the entire table looks really lit up.

Here’s one more view, I hope you can see the lights in this photo. It looks so beautiful in person, I’m not sure that I was able to capture the twinkling of the lights with my phone camera, but it really does look fantastic and everyone in the house loves it!

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  • Tessa Tessa on Oct 21, 2022

    I'm sorry...what are glue lines? Maybe we don't have this in PA? Beautiful job! Thank you!

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  • Cheryl Cheryl on Oct 21, 2022

    Love the look. Marcia, what part of Florida do you live in? I live in Florida, and we have pine trees with pinecones all over the place.

    • Marcia Socas Marcia Socas on Oct 21, 2022

      Hi Cheryl! I live in the Windermere area. I don’t have any pine cones in my particular area. Are you farther East? I remember seeing some pinecones when I was younger and went to a retreat at Camp San Pedro around Dean Rd I think, but I really haven’t seen any others anywhere else. I love them, they work so beautifully for Fall and also Christmas decorating.