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making pinecones burn in all colors?

I heard once about soaking pine cones in possibly ebsen salts so that they burn in multi color in the fireplace. Sound familiar to anyone?

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Asked by debsblmn at 11:17 PM on Dec. 10, 2008 in Holidays

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  • i've never heard about that but it sounds kinda cool/pretty if it works!

    Answer by watersgirls at 11:23 PM on Dec. 10, 2008

  • I found some great sites when googling this idea,one was and the other was Garden, great idea!

    Answer by pittsburghgurl at 7:07 AM on Dec. 11, 2008

  • table salt= yellow flame
    epson salt= white flame
    strontium chloride= red flame
    calcium chloried= blue flame
    borax= yellowish greenish flame
    copper sulfate= green flame.

    you should take a bucket full of HOT water and 1 cup of chemical^^ let pine cones soak for 8 hours. allow to dry completely.... ( the larger the cones the better) what we have done is put the pine cones in an old pillowcase and submerged the pillowcase in the bucket...

    Answer by BabyBugsmama at 2:21 PM on Dec. 13, 2008

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