Yeah – I totally realized that I forgot to post the tutorial on this one. And since I have had a couple of you email for how and since pinecones are more of a winter decoration anyways I thought I would go ahead and post it! So here is a glimpse of the finished product on my porch for the holidays.
When I first started on this project, my inspiration was to to make them look somewhat like these ones from Crate & Barrel.
But I couldn’t find any small pinecones. All I could find where these mammoths. Yeah – a dainty kissing ball that will not make.
So I had to come up with a way to make them smaller. Allow me to introduce my handy friend, a big pair of wire cutters!
So by cutting off little layers of each pine cone I was able to create little pinecone flowers. Aren’t they cute!!
Then I just glued them onto a foam ball that I spray painted red. I also added some mini ornaments to give it a little bling – but if you were doing this as just a winter project you could easily forgo those.
So the finished project looks a little like this!
I think this would be a great way to accessorize a wreath or something like it! What do you think? Can you think of any other ideas of what to do with this? I would love to hear them – I still have a pile of pinecones!!
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