Wednesday, November 28, 2012

The Handmade Tree - snowy mini pine cone ornament

Hello everyone and welcome to day 3 of our little homemade ornament series.  I hope you have been keeping well. 

I'm working on some really exciting things and have been swamped with Christmas stuff.  I can't wait to share with you!  I think I may have bitten more than I can chew in terms of project commitment, so this following ornament is a bit of a cheat.  It's from a guest post I had done for Stephanie Lynn last year.

It's a little more traditional...I hope you like it

You will need:
Mini pine cones 
Newspaper print paper or a brown paper bag
Masking tape
Brown paint 
 Artificial snow batting 
Epson salt
White glue 
Berries and greenery for embellishment
Soda pop tab
Hot glue gun 

1. Form paper into a sphere and use masking tape to hold it together (note: I elected to use paper instead of a Styrofoam ball as the paper is more pliable and the pine cones fit nicely into each other)
2. Paint the bottom part of the sphere brown, leaving the top unpainted as this is where the 'snow' will be placed
3. With hot glue gun, glue pine cones individually making sure they fit nicely into each other
4. You can cover the bottom part of the sphere only as the top will be covered with 'snow'
5. Apply hot glue to top of sphere and spread batting across the top. Hot glue soda tab vertically on top of the ornament as this will be used to hang the ornament (not pictured)
6/7. Apply a thick coat of glue over batting and cover with Epson salt

I used berries and winter greens to embellish
the ornament and tied a ribbon to the top. 

Easy right? 

 I'll be back tomorrow with a NEW tutorial.

Have a great day!  Talk to you very soon.

much love,

ps. If you wish to see sneak peeks of what I'm up to, I share daily on my FB page...:)


  1. Really cute ornament, Lucy. I like the idea of wadded paper rather than styrofoam-that really makes sense. xo Diana

  2. So pretty! I picked some mini pine cones I saw the other day and I'm hoping to do something with them soon!

  3. very pretty and so creative. you are very talented.

  4. The Epson salt adds the perfect touch! So fresh and festive!

  5. How pretty! I love how thick the "snow" is. :-) And the added berries and greenery are beautiful, too. Thanks, Lucy!

  6. I fell completely in love with this creation of your's. I just had to blog and create a link to your site for the instructions.

  7. I love it. This fits in wiith a rustic Christmas theme. I always love to decorate my porch for Christmas and these would go perfect on my porch Christmas tree.


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