Don’t you love pine cones? I am lucky to have a lot of pine trees on our property, but the best ones come from my friend who gets the big ones from her sister’s place. She recently brought a whole bag of them, with a catch. I could have them if I made her a pine cone decorative hanger with some of them. Not a problem!
The first thing was to go through the bag and find three, one big and two smaller ones. I dug out some Christmas ribbon too. I tied a decorative bow with the plaid ribbon, see HERE for a refresher on how to tie bows like this.
All done, now to attach the bow to the pine cone, hot glue generally works well.
I had some thin gold garland style ribbon, so I used that on the smaller cones so they could hang a bit lower.
On the bottom, I glued the gold garland around the base of the pine cone.
Next decision, now far should the smaller cones be from the large one ? I laid out the cones to get an idea of what length the gold should be.
Then, the other end was glued to the other small cone.
Using a clean plastic dish as a holder, I glued the red plaid tails to the largest pine cone.
Then glued the middle of the gold garland holding the small cones, adding a small loop for hanging.
Then the bow was glued to the top.
And here it is!
I think one by itself would look nice too.
Next one I make, I’ll add some mistletoe (giggle).
Do you decorate with pine cones? or Mistletoe?