Pinecone framed artwork

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I finally get to use my pinecones I’ve been saving since March!

For this project I used the mini pinecones, not the jumbo ones, but don’t worry! I’ve got some jumbo pinecone crafts in the works! Yippie!

First, I found a frame in my stash of extra stuff I’m not using.

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I love that this one is square.

Next I grabbed all my mini pinecones.

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I patiently sat there and hot glued each pinecone directly onto the glass of the frame.

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It was actually really easy and took me about 10 or 15 minutes.

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I love that you can see through the frame.

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And here’s the back of the frame. You can see all the hot glue!

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When I was done I hung it up on the wall…

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And then I stared at it for like a month.

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There was just *something* about this artwork that I didn’t like.

Then it finally hit me. It’s too plain and boring. So I added an ornament from the Dollar Store.

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I already like it about 1000 times better.

But I still wanted more color, so I added this ornament from Target (it was in a 4 pack for $1).

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And now I’m happy.

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Have you made any pinecone crafts this year? Tell me about it in my comments section!


     
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Comments

  1. What a cute way to use a frame! This turned out awesome. Kudos.

  2. This is so cute!

    I made a pinecone alphabet “wreath”
    (here: http://lifeonthevside.blogspot.com/2010/11/two-holiday-favorites-lovechild.html )

    BUT, you’ve given me inspiration for what to do with my leftover pinecones! :)

    Great job!

  3. No I haven’t…sadly! Haven’t collected them this year. Your project turned out beautifully. I think I like the reindeer better though.
    Hugs
    SueAnn

  4. I love the addition of the ornament – I made a pinecone wreath this fall and might just go add an ornament to get it through the winter!

  5. Neat! My kids and I collected a bunch of pinecones way back in Sept. The toddler went a little overboard and filled the whole bottome of the stroller with them! Think I spray some clear gloss on them and stick them in the garland that we’re going to to put in our foyer & up the staircase! Too $$ to buy garland with the pinecones and berries in them, got the plain and gonna try to work some magic ;)

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