Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Pine Cone Garland ~

DIY | Holiday Project Inspiration


I don't know about you, but at our house Halloween is packed away for next year and I thinking about getting the house ready for Thanksgiving! I have to admit, I have a thing for pine cones at this time of year. I love all of the shapes and sizes, the color and texture and they are free! With that said, you will be seeing a few "pinecone" projects in the next few weeks and here is the first one. 
 
I gathered my materials and hot glue gun.

I started by bunching up and tying the burlap ribbon with a little piece of jute. 

Then hot glued my ribbon in place.

And finished it off with a pine cone glued in place. 

I love the rustic and elegant combination of the brown burlap, the textured pine cone and the subtle hint of gold. 




Sources:
Burlap Garland - Michaels
Ribbon - Michaels
Jute - Michaels
Pine Cones - Backyard





27 comments:

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

That is really pretty. Thanks for posting this, great visuals.

Kim said...

this is simply wonderful! tfs!!

One Life Many Journeys said...

Very pretty! I said something to my mom about collecting pine cones and she freaked out and said bugs would come out of them???? Have you ever had that problem?

Kim said...

Hi Chelsea, this is so much prettier than I thought it would be. I pictured pinecones kind of strung together. This is pretty and elegant using items that one normally thinks of as rustic. Great job.

Jane said...

Beautiful garland. It's a wonderful decoration for now and straight through til Christmas.
Jane

Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

This is just beautiful! Thanks for the clear and easy how-to!

To the One Life Many Journeys comment....bugs will come out of acorns but I've never heard of it happening with pine cones.

Tammy @ tinselshop.com said...

Chelsea,
This garland would be beautiful on a tree or pretty much anywhere. I have a pinecone thing too...can never have enough.
Best wishes,
Tammy

Terrell said...

Oh it looks sooo beautiful! I love pinecones too! They're stunning and free (if you can find a good tree that drops them!) Love it, girly!! Great job!
Hugs,
~Terrell @ Frou Frou Decor~

Kendra @ Domestic Princess in Training said...

Love the simplicity of it. Looks like you could add a little holiday ribbon and maybe some shimmer and you could take this project right into Christmas......my kind of holiday decorating!



Kendra aka "Domestic Princess in Training"

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Very pretty, Chelsea! I love the simplicity of it.

KM @ This Plate is Full said...

There is a HUGE pinecone tree across the street from us...gotta try this .. I love it!

Creative Decor by Brooke said...

Love this! It is so pretty and simple.
Brooke

LouLou@thelifeofloulou.blogspot.com said...

I love it.... so sweet and simple... Looks great!

Okie Chic said...

Love the garland!!! Looks great for thanksgiving and it could transition to Christmas bonus. Great job!!

{ L } said...

This is one of the prettiest things I've seen in a LONG time!! I think it is JUST beautiful Chelsea. <3

Sheila @ Dodging Raindrops said...

It looks great! Did you find the burlap ribbon locally? I've been looking around (Ben Franklin, JoAnn's, etc)and can't find any.

Kim's Treasures said...

Very pretty!

Heather said...

Very pretty! This would make a great garland for my woodland Christmas tree.

kathi @ traybella said...

frugal AND beatuiful...love it!
kathi

Dawn said...

Loved it, I'm making it this weekend!

Emily {Frilly Details} said...

What a pretty garland to have on the mantle! I love the earthiness of the burlap and pine cones together. Great idea Chelsea!

Terry said...

Your garland is so beautiful! You did a great job!

Michelle said...

I have a basket full of pine cones on my hearth, I too love them because they are free and have fabulous shapes!

Megan {Honey We're Home} said...

Very pretty! I love how natural it looks!

very merry vintage style said...

I have packed Halloween away as well... too excited to move on to decorate for the next holiday! Love this idea. The contrast of the textured burlap with the shiny ribbon & natural pinecone is really nice. Great idea!

Nana's Fun Stuff said...

I took down my Halloween items also and have been putting up things geared toward Thanksgiving. I just love the garland and in fact, I tried one of my own and love it. Thanks for sharing :) Have a great rest of the week!

Custom Comforts said...

Beautiful garland. So simple, so pretty. Thanks for sharing.
Cindy

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