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Thursday, September 20, 2012

{Fall DIY} Pine Cone Garland

While I admit we get a little carried away decorating for Halloween and Christmas, the changes for Fall are small ones. The shells and coral are put away, in favor of rustic elements and cozy throws. One of the small touches I was eager to add, was a pine cone garland I saw on Twig & Thistle several years ago.

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The only supplies you need are pine cones (those scented ones would be yummy), small cup hooks and ribbon.

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First cut your ribbon in the desired length, taking into account the amount needed to adhere it to your surface. After laying the pine cones out in your preferred spacing, make a small mark on the ribbon where each will hang. Then screw a cup hook into the bottom of each pine cone. It will be resistant at first, but you can do it, put your back in to it! (Name that song.) The ones with flat bottoms are easier, and first hammering a small hole with a nail helps, too.

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Punch a small hole at your marking on the ribbon, and hang the hook from it.

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Boosh! A little touch of Fall. My garland is hanging out on my mantel-in-the-making. (Update: A savvy reader suggested making one using my Snowy Pine Cones this Christmas!)

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This is a Sugarplum kind of project....cheap, easy and super fast! You guys seem to appreciate the simple projects as well, so let's have another 'About an Hour' party! Next Thursday, September 27, come link up all your projects easily tackled in an afternoon...anything goes! There were so many fab ideas last time, I can't wait to see what you've been up to. With the weather cooling off, mama needs new indoor projects!



Need some ideas of the types of projects we're talking about? Try this one, this one, definitely this one, and you don't want to miss this one!

***Sharing this project with Sarah and Beth!***

14 comments:

  1. Ahh..super cute and simple! Did you buy those pinecones.they all look perfect in size?

    -heather @ www.ourlifeinaclick.blogspot.com

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  2. Love this! Might be stealing this idea soon :) xo Kristin

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  3. Super cute idea and one that I can easily copy {which are the best kind!}.

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  4. This is such a cute idea! I also love that this look can transition from fall to Christmas... a little glitter on the tips of those pine cones and it's all wintery looking! Thanks so much for sharing!

    abodelove.com

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  5. Love how simple it is. Oh, and that it took you no time to complete. My kinda DIY :)

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  6. I love this. I am all about simple and natural!

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  7. So simple, yet adds so much fall warmth to a home. I might also try it out by switching the pine cones with Chrismas ornaments when Christmas approaches!

    -Sarah

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  8. I love this little project... so simple and classic!

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  9. Great DYI project! Where can I purchase sceneted pinecones?

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  10. So simple and pretty! Thanks for sharing, Heather

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  11. Oh fer cuteness!!! This is so simple and adorable!!! Especially with the idea of scented ones...ooo! Especially for Christmas! Look at this, now you've got me all excited! (c;

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  12. What an adorable touch to your mantel. I love that it is quick and easy. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  13. Super cute and easy! I've been wanting to do this over our mantel but was trying to hold out for the pinecones that fall in our backyard. :) I love the idea of the scented ones so I may be splurging a little on this one. Thanks for sharing!!

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Your comments are like crack, or popcorn with milk duds, I just can't quit them. xoxo, cass

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