Pine Cone Arrangements ~ Bringing Autumn Gatherings Into Your Home πŸ

Hello my lovely friends  πŸ’• A big part of this might sound familiar to some of you – I did post this idea last year – but a lot of you weren’t here then 😊 and if you were, you might like a little reminder  πŸ˜Š 

How would you like to combine a Nature Walk 


with a crafty activity afterwards? 😍
Sound good? Well then…keep reading πŸ€“

But first – this 

    She’s just so cute…you’ll probably see her a lot here 😊

Alright…let’s get walking and crafting 

I start with collecting pine cones on my morning walk  – these beauties are along the way, and greet me every day with a lovely scent 


So if you see two women crawling around under the pine trees…with 3 dogs watching…that’s my friend Carole and me collecting pine cones 😁

Once home I clean them in a water/vinegar mixture – gotta get rid of the bugs πŸ˜–

    

After their ‘bath’ you wanna bake them in the oven at 200 degrees…for about an hour to get rid of the bugs that learned to breathe under water πŸ˜‹

  
While they bake you can gather the rest of the necessary things. Here’s what you need …

~a glass vase

 ~Potpourri

 ~decorative glass gems 

~1. Start by filling the vase with the gems – about 2″ high.

~2. Then add the pine cones and the Potpourri in layers.

I started with some Potpourri, set a pine cone on top – against the side of the vase, added more Potpourri, a cone on the other side, and so on.

~3. When you work your layers, make sure you have 2 or 3 pine cones left over – sticking out at the top they’ll give your arrangement the pretty ‘fall-y’ touch.

There…isn’t that pretty 😍

I’ve used the glass cylinders for a few different arrangements 

For hubby’s man-cave 🎱

This one sits in the powder room πŸ™‚

My ‘Mickey Mouse’ cactus watches me create new patterns πŸ˜€

This one here is my favorite 😍

And of course…one more for the studio πŸ’œ

I hope I triggered your creativity….let me know which arrangement is your favorite/ you decided on making for yourself ☺️

Sending Love ❀️ Smiles πŸ™‚ and Hugs πŸ€— your way! 

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17 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. MrsCraft
    Nov 03, 2017 @ 23:10:40

    The pine cones and pot pourri work really well together 😊

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  2. AJ
    Nov 03, 2017 @ 23:24:04

    Great idea:)

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  3. yarnandpencil
    Nov 04, 2017 @ 03:40:26

    Lovely ideas. My favorite is the wee yarn balls πŸ™‚

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  4. kathyreeves
    Nov 05, 2017 @ 00:28:25

    These are are perfect for their respective rooms!

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  5. Katerina @matyldasbarn
    Nov 05, 2017 @ 09:27:47

    I love the one in your studio. Naturally πŸ˜€

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  6. Mags
    Nov 05, 2017 @ 09:57:53

    I love the yarn display the most! Although they are all very pretty.

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  7. Yolanda Chavez Sherman
    Nov 07, 2017 @ 17:57:37

    What great ideas. I have so many of those vases in my kitchen cupboard and I don’t know what to do with them. Love what you’ve done with yours and it definitely sparked my desire to revisit that cupboard!

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  8. Emma
    Nov 19, 2017 @ 19:10:54

    Those are awesome Tina! I love to spray paint my pine cones too in christmassy colours and use those as decorations for my tree 😊

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