You can view that post here: http://glimmercat.blogspot.com/2013/03/a-snow-covered-pine-cone-wreath.html
There are other fun things you can do with pine cones, and today, I wanted to show you something else I had fun making with them.
Here's the first one:
I found some fun DIY projects on Pinterest where people had dipped pinecones in paint and then allowed them to drip-dry. I had some leftover glossy white paint, so I decided to give it a try. It was tedious and messy, but I think the reason I had more trouble was because of the kind of pinecones that I had. They were too fragile and it was hard to make them work. However, I have one tree that produces a heavy, thicker pinecone. I think it's a cedar. And with the pinecones from this tree, I got this beauty:
All the rest of the pinecones that I had experimented with worked great in this apothecary jar, with a few natural ones thrown in and some more of the green ribbon. At first I left it like that, but I have these branches (same ones I used in the pinecone wreath) from these bushes that line one side of my house. I liked the look of them sticking out of the top.
The bathroom also has this window on the opposite side. I figured, since I had a few more paint covered pine cones, that I would set a few in the window sill. And since we have a pine cone theme going on here, I glued some of the pine cone seed flakes to a photo frame of my husband and I.
I like the contrast of the natural pine cones with the paint covered ones. It's fun.
Here's a detailed shot of the photo frame. I used hot glue, but I will say if I thought this frame was going to get a lot of handling, I'd probably use tacky glue instead. That would hold better on the metal of the frame.
I'll be doing at least one more post with pine cones. I have another wreath and a small decorative Christmas Tree partially done. I figure, since I have all these materials (pine cones are still dropping from my trees) that it is a good plan to work on future Christmas gifts now, when I have the time. So stay tuned for at least one more Pine-cone Post--yay!