Nov 7, 2011

Pine Cone Arrangement

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Remember that hanging pine cone wreath I shared in my planning for Christmas post last week?  Well, I made one!  Talk about quick to put together!  I sat down and had it done in less than 20 minutes, and that's with taking step by step pictures. 

Here's what you'll need:

I started by cutting three lengths of  wide decorative ribbon, about a foot and a half long.  Then I puckered the bottom edge, checked to see where it would fit on the tip of a pine cone and glued it in place.

For my arrangement I used three lengths of decorative ribbon and five shorter (about 10 inch) lengths of brown grosgrain ribbon.  Once I had all of the pine cones attached, I fiddled around and figured out how I wanted the ribbons to hang.  Once I was satisfied with the arrangement, I glued it all in place.

I decided I wanted to add a bow to my ribbons.  First I cut another strip of ribbon, about a foot and a half long.  I overlapped the ends and glued them together to create a circle.

Then, with the seam centered in back, I folded the circle in half, and pinched it in the middle.

Using a small section of the brown grosgrain ribbon, I cinched the ribbon and glued it all in place.

Finally, I glued my glittering bow in place, glued the whole deal onto a 10 inch length of ribbon for hanging and called it a day.


It doesn't get much easier than that.  

There are two things I would have done differently if I were starting this project again.  First, I'd make a bigger bow...I think if it were just a bit bigger it would suit the arrangement better.  And second, I think this would look even better using larger pine cones.  The pine cones I used were collected from our front yard, so I can't complain too much about that. 

I am loving checking these projects off my Christmas decorating list!  Of course, I'll only hang them and keep them up a little closer to the big day, but a girl's got to get ready, right?

Thanks for popping in today, I'm glad you did!

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Katherines Corner said...

simple elegance xo

poindextr said...

that looks so pretty! dropping in from the inspiration board at homework. I need to check out some of your other projects! diane

Renee said...

Looks great Jen!!!

Jess@Balancing The Dream said...

I am loving this look!!! holiday decorating here i come!!!

Michelle@Crazy In Iowa said...

This is such a cute idea. I need to find a pine tree and make my own!

h. rae said...

Okay, this is fabulous. And I LOVE that third photo. When can you come over?

Elise said...

How pretty! I've been looking for ideas for decorating with pinecones- this is perfect!

EvA. . . said...

very pretty!