Tuesday Confessional 12/16

Holy yeah for recycled flowers!  My husband’s work was throwing out some flowers used for their entryway arrangements and he saved them to bring home for me.  Their entryway is very large so I trimmed down all the flowers he brought back and made this awesome arrangement at home!  Recycled flowers for the win!

flower arrangement

Homemade Glittered Pine Cones

Our family takes a yearly camping trip in June.  This year we gathered and brought home pine cones to make special ornaments as presents for our family and friends.  Everyone who comes to our house for Christmas dinner this year will receive one.  They are super easy and inexpensive to make.  Even the children can help!

Homemade Pine Cone Ornaments

Homemade Christmas Ornaments

You start with a few simple items.  Choose a color scheme (mine was sliver and bling of course!)

  1. Pine Cones
  2. Ribbon
  3. Bells (optional)
  4. Spray Paint (silver metallic)
  5. Glue
  6. Glitter (silver and iridescent)
  7. Craft hooks

Pine Cone Ornament Materials

First, insert the craft hooks into the pine cones.  Be gentle, or you will break the petals from the cones.  I found these hooks at JoAnn’s in the wood crafting section.

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Next, spray paint the cones and let them dry.

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Next, glue and glitter!

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And lastly, attach the bells to the ribbon and tie the ribbon however you choose.

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