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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Day 2 of My 12 Days of Christmas Share-a-thon

Day 2 - Easy but Elegant Pine Cone Ornaments

The simplicity of these easy pine cone ornaments is what makes them so appealing.   Although you can leave the pine cones in their natural state, it's nice to add a little glitz for Christmas with shiny bows and a little gold paint. 


Supplies: 
Pine cones
Gold spray paint
Ribbon scraps of choice (I used 1 inch wide gold and 1/2 inch wide green)
Hot glue gun and glue stick

Very lightly spray your pine cone with gold paint.  Allow the paint to dry.  Try not to hold the spray can too close, or you won't get that 'dusted' look we are going for.

While the pine cone is drying, tie a simple bow using your widest ribbon. I used a single bow of two different colors and widths. Tie another bow with your narrow ribbon, creating a loop to use as a hanger. Glue the widest bow to the pine cone end first, as you can see in the photo and, on top of this bow, glue the second smaller width bow with the hanging loop extending out.

That is all there is to making these ornaments.   Be creative or make them to go with your decor by using spray paint colors and ribbons for some truly beautiful ornaments.  I chose these colors to go with my living room and other gold decorations on our tree, but I think they would look lovely in many other colors as well.  Enjoy!

Tomorrow I will take a detour from the crafting to share a yummy holiday dessert recipe...hope to see you back here tomorrow evening.

6 comments:

  1. What a pretty pinecone.Love it.
    Thanks for sharing Friend
    Hugs Trace

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  2. It is beautiful. Thanks for sharing.
    Linda

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  3. This is great, I have so many pine cones because I couldn't find them last year so I bought more now...to many pinecones, this is a lovely way to use them up! At least now that my dog is older he doesn't eat them anymore : ). Kendra

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  4. Okay this one is awesome. I can do this one too. Thanks again.
    Kat

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