Tutorial Week: Framed Pine Cones

 
Tutorial Week: One of my fabulous readers, Jodi, sent me a link to a project inspired by Country Living’s Pine Cone Door Hanging. And needless to say, I fell in love with the concept. So here’s my twist on a CL classic. {This was a last minute addition to Tutorial Week.}

Ok, back to tutorial mode. Where was I? Oh, this would be a great project for the kiddos to help out with: they could round up the pine cones and help hot glue (with assistance!) the ribbon on. This should take you all of 5 minutes to do or so.

Supplies needed:

  •  7 Pine Cones, cleaned off (you can do more if you want)
  • Ribbon, cut into seven 18″ strips and one 6″ strip (I used 5/8″ ribbon)
  • Frame (mine is an 11″x14″)
  • Scissors
  • Hot Glue Gun
 Take each pine cone and put a dot of glue on the top.
 
 And press ribbon in place. Leave about 3″ over hang. You can trim it later if you don’t like the look or want a shorter over hang.
Then arrange and stagger your pine cones so that they hang at different lengths. Determine how far you want them to hang down (measuring with your frame) and pinch the ribbon at your chosen length.
 Now take your 6″ strip of ribbon and wrap it around the ribbon and tie a knot.Then trim your ribbon as necessary. 
To hang your pine cones, hammer a pin or tiny nail through the ribbon and into the wall right below the knot. Be sure to catch all the ribbon strands with the pin/nail.You’ll probably want to arrange your pine cones a little. Mine got jumbled in the hanging process. After you have your pine cones situated, hang your frame. I found it was easier that way, than trying to redo the pine cones if I hung the frame wrong.
I just love this simple wall hanging! So simple, so gorgeous!
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Linda
Hi! I'm Linda, the craft addict behind Craftaholics Anonymous®, a craft blog. Crafting is cheaper than therapy, right? When not crafting, I can be found chasing my 2 small {but very energetic!} boys or playing with my new baby girl. Or shoe shopping... because you can never have too many shoes! Happy crafting! ♥
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  1. 1
    Christine

    super cute! I love it

  2. 2
    Embellished Bayou

    Beautiful project, thanks for linking up!

  3. 3
    Valerie

    This is so cute! I filed this away at thecraftersfilebox.com.

    Thanks so much for sharing! Can't wait to see what you do next! :)

  4. 4
    Jane

    This is a great project! I just bought a huge bag of pinecones for 25 cents at the thrift store and I have tons of frames so I'm going to make this. Thanks for the inspiration.
    Jane

  5. 5
    Red Writing

    Cute cute Cute!! Gonna do it!

    Keelie

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    Sherri @ Design2Shine

    I LOVE this idea! It has the 3 elements for me; quick, easy, and inexpensive! Looks gorgeous too. I've used tons of pine cones this year (made my own tree from them, knock of of one I saw in Target – posted on my blog). I think I may have to find an empty frame today!

  7. 7
    Amanda

    How creative, I love it!!

  8. 8
    Nadir @ Hodgepodge

    Beautiful & chic! Love it!

  9. 9
    Jessabells

    What a great project!! Cheap and fairly easy!!

  10. 10
    Lou Cinda

    I LOVE this!! And you could "glitter" it or put faux snow on it!!

    I'm a glitter freak!!

    Lou Cinda :)

  11. 11
    michelle@somedaycrafts

    That is gorgeous! How do you do it all? All the time? I am featuring this one too! (at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com) People will love this one!

  12. 12
    Gina

    That's beautiful! We'll be trying this for sure.

  13. 13
    thegatheringplacedesign

    Wow…What a great idea! I love it!

  14. 14
    steffany

    Fun idea, I am excited to try it.

  15. 15
    Kim

    This looks really rich. Wonderful idea.
    @cheapchichome.blogspot.com

  16. 16
    Michelle

    I love it too! I am totally doing this! My neighbor has a ton of pinecones on their lawn so I just have to go swipe some!

  17. 17
    Rita Kent at TesoroFino.Com

    I am so loving this one that I am going to click "follow" so that I can come by more often. Please visit, see my craft and don't forget to click "follow" & "subscribe" so that we can share our creativity often.

  18. 18
    Suzanne

    Really cute, fresh idea!

  19. 19
    abnsigoslady

    This is my favorite project yet….love it. Laura @ the mansion

  20. 20
    Tiffany

    What a fun little project! I love it! Thanks for sharing! I'm so glad I found your project so that I could be a part of tutorial week. I love those 2-minute fabric flowers! Adorable. Thanks!

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  21. 21
    rebecca

    Linda I love this!! Thanks for linking !!! See ya next Wednesday!

    Becca @ Blue Cricket Design

  22. 22
    Its So Very Cheri

    I love this Thanks for posting to the party.

    Happy Thanksgiving,
    Cheri

  23. 23
    Mandy

    I love it!
    Creative wall art for the holiday is totally my thing – TFS!

  24. 24
    sweetpicklesandchocolate

    That is just too cute!
    Happy Thanksgiving!
    Dena

  25. 25
    Katie

    I love your use of natural materials and how simple but elegant it turned out.

  26. 26
    Michelle@Sweet Something

    That turned out great!

  27. 27
    SheilaC

    Thank you for sharing your project, it came out great!

    SheilaC

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    The Painted Home

    oh good grief! how simple is that…I LOVE it!!!

  29. 29
    Barbara Jean

    Love it!! Thanks for sharing
    barbara jean

  30. 30
    Its So Very Cheri

    You've been featured.

    Cheri

  31. 31
    Funky Junk Interiors

    A total winner! It's sweet, price efficient, unique and easy! Love it.

    Thanks for linking up!

    FJ Donna

  32. 32
    Anonymous

    No matter what others say, I think it is still interesting and useful maybe necessary to improve some minor things

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