Saturday, December 10, 2011

Pine Cone Garland Tutorial

Holiday Pine Cone Garland

I love pine cones!  They are beautiful, free (if you live any where near pine trees) and are great for decorating.  Here's one idea I came up with to put pine cones to use for the holidays.

Pine Cone Garland Tutorial

Materials:
Pine Cones, washed and dried
String
Ribbon
Spray Paint
Push Pins

Step 1:  Cut a long piece of string and wrap one end around a pine cone.  Tie it off leaving a little tail at the end.
Holiday Pine Cone Garland

 Step 2:  Continue wrapping pine cones down the length of the string leaving even spaces in between. Tie a knot around each pine cone to hold them in place.  When you get to the last pine cone, leave another little tail at the end.


Step 3:   Grab your paint and beautify your pine cones. I used some gold metallic spray and it looks ama-zing on pine cones!

Spray Painted Pine Cones

Step 4: Cut small strips of ribbon and tie them in bows or knots in between each pine cone on your garland.

Holiday Ribbon
Holiday Pine Cone Garland

Step 5: Hang your garland on your walls, hearth, or wherever you like.  I tied little knots at each of the ends and stuck them with push pins to hang on the wall.

Holiday Pine Cone Garland

Happy decorating and Happy Holidays!

9 comments:

  1. That's really pretty Elise. I still love that gold paint. You are the best at thrifty decorating!

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  2. Such a cute idea! I have a bunch of pine cones in my yard, so I must give this a try! Thanks so much for sharing! Visiting from Someday Crafts!

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  3. Cute idea! I featured this at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com today!

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  4. cute idea! easy too, my kind of craft ;)
    *hugs*Deb

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  5. FINALLY, something great to do with all of my pinecones!! Great tutorial!
    Would love for you to link up @ Find Your Craft Friday over on my blog... Have a great Friday!

    Emily @ BabyBerry
    http://weinzapfelbabyberry.blogspot.com/

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  6. That is so pretty! The gold spray paint really adds a lot to it. I am a new follower visiting from Sugar Bee Crafts. Vicky from Mess For Less

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  7. I guess because I live in the tropics, I just love pine cones in Xmas decorations. I will be busy collecting them when I visit my son. This garland looks so pretty and am looking forward to making it later in the year.

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  8. Can't wait to try this pretty garland

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