With Christmas approaching quickly, we decided to start creating some Christmas decorations. They were inspired by Pinterest projects such as...
|Gold, Red, Green, Chocolate Brown Pinecones give a warm Christmas vibe.|
|These jewel toned pine cones are really fun, and the idea of putting them into a vase is what I was going for.|
|I love these colours for Christmas, sort of icy/snowy and soft.|
After stomping through my snow filled yard seeing if we might have any pine cones, I gave in to buying some at Superstore for $6, Brittany and I split them for $3 each so overall it was a pretty thrifty craft. To fill a pretty large vase, it required about 13 pine cones and the bag I had came with 25.
|Very strongly scented cinnamon pine cones from Superstore.|
Some sites recommended dipping, but we didn't have the quantity of paint to make that feasible so we went ahead and painted them by hand with a small paint brush. They didn't turn out perfectly covered, but good enough!
|It was tricky to hold on to them when painting, but it turned out okay and this fun blue colour adds some vibrancy to the pastels that I chose for the rest of the pine cones.|
|The finished product, on a paper plate.|
|With my glass candy dish shaped like a present, my coffee table tray is looking pretty festive!|
|Have appliances ever looked this beautiful?|
Anyone else thinking Christmas-y thoughts yet? Started shopping? Tried making anything from Pinterest yet? I'm definitely not crafty, but I feel like I'm getting there slowly but surely! Also a reminder to submit your vote to this week's poll about blog reading, thanks to those who entered last week's poll, see the results here.