Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Pine Cone Wall Hanging

Once again, another Pinterest-inspired craft! Don't you just love that site? So many great ideas!

I have a couple of these on my "Christmas" pin board, and as luck would have it, on a visit to one of my favorite local thrift stores, I came across this basket full of pine cones and about 8 feet of red polka dot ribbon - all for $1.75!

For this project, all I did was glue the pine cones onto strips of ribbon

Gluing them at the little indentation on the bottom of the pine cone seemed to work the best.

When all the ribbons were glued on, I used an office clip to hold them all together and see how they looked on the wall! Pretty fancy, right?

When I decided on the placement that I liked, I stapled (yes, stapled!) the ribbons together!

Now for the best part...I needed some kind of bow for the top of the ribbons (and to cover up those classy staples!) You won't believe what I found in my craft drawers! These AWESOME Mary Ann's "Bow-Riffic" bow forms. These handy little things were left over from my wedding - 15 years ago! - we used them to make pew bows in the church! Wow!

To use the Bow-Riffic, you just thread the ribbon through each section.

In my case, the ribbon wasn't wide enough for just one pass around the Bow-Riffic, so I actually made 3 "rounds" in order to make the bow as full as I wanted.

After attaching the bow to the ribbon strands, my pine cone hanging was ready to go!

I tried it in a couple different spots before I settled on hanging it in a corner of my kitchen that is too small for many other things - something long and narrow works out great in this space!

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  1. nice! Love the way the bow looks :) good job!

  2. Love the pinecones and ribbon. I have never heard of the Bow-Riffic. I think I need to get one of those because I'm terrible at making bows.
    Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving

  3. I love the bow!! I am going to look into this, I cannot make a bow look this good at all!!

  4. Perfect! I love how voluminous your bow is, and what a score to find all you needed at the thrift store! ~Jen @

  5. Very cute! I find it very funny that you still had the bow makers from your wedding! Lol!:)

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  8. Hello.. I love this pine cone wall hanging.. very cute! The polka dot ribbon you used is super cute too. I hope it's okay, I've just finished a pine cone crafts and decor round-up and have featured your pretty pine cone decoration. You can see it here:

    Thank you again for sharing this :)

    1. Thank you for featuring it! You have some great ideas for pinecones - I love the garland. Will have to try some of these out this year!!