Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Pine Cone Week Day #3: I Got Pine Cone Swag

The title of this post made me cringe as I typed it because it's so Justin Bieber-corny, but I'm so keeping it. Sorry not sorry if I made you eye-roll hard.

On Day 3 of Pine Cone Week, we are tackling a simple project that takes no time at all but adds nice touch to decor--be it on your front door, a newel post on your staircase, hanging over windows, or any other spot you think needs a fun touch of natural elements and color.


Your supplies:

Pine cones
Hot Glue

That's it.

Even though my Christmas decor is heavily leaning red and gold this year (house tour next week!), I left my pine cones unpainted for this project since I thought the natural color of the cones would look great on my stair banister with a garland made from white pine. I chose a solid red satin ribbon to tie in with the overall color scheme I've got going on. I grabbed the ribbon from Michael's on sale at 50% off plus an additional 25% off thanks to a coupon. The ribbon was the only cost for this project and it came in around $2.

You'll want to figure out how you want your pine cones to hang once you're done. Start with how far down you want your shortest length to hang and then go from there. It helps to hang each one at a different level to add some interest.

Cut your ribbon to coincide with your desired lengths and tie a knot at the top to keep everything together.

And knot. Although, I'm sure you could easily flip flop these steps and be A-OK.
Also, there's that charming gold spray paint manicure again. I hear it's all the rage.
And glue your pine cones to the end.

The end.

Here is my pine cone swag at its new home on the newel post of my stair case. Since my front door is currently home to my new Gold Pine Cone Wreath I thought this spot would still allow the swag to be seen and make an impact to our holiday visitors.

Please forgive the sad overhead lighting.
Pine Cone Week = crafting all weekend, resulting in no good light to actually take pictures of the things I made.
This project is particularly fun because you can change the look of it based on what size pine cones you use, how many you use, the lengths at which you hang them, what type of ribbon you use. That's what I love about pine cones--nature makes each one special, which in turn makes our projects special.

Mr. Rogers moment over. Where's my cardigan?!

Tomorrow: Day 4 - Super Simple Tree Ornaments. See you then!

Check out Day 1 here
Check out Day 2 here
Check out Day 4 here

Wanna see where I party? Click here for an awesome list of link parties I participate in..

Also linking up to:
Savvy Southern Style
Imparting Grace
Jennifer Rizzo


  1. Really like the swag and the pinecone wreath. Very simple but elegant. I made some swag (love that word) this year, too. You can check it out on my blog, if you like: http://www.onneutralground.com/2013/12/02/its-beginning-to-look-a-lot-like-christmas/

    Have a great day!

    1. Hi Julie! I will certainly be sure to check out your swag on the blog. Thanks for stopping by!

      PS: Love the word "swag" too! :)

  2. Love this! I've pinned this to my Christmas board, and I'm featuring you at this week's Grace at Home party. Thanks so much for joining!!

    1. Woo hoo! Thanks for pinning and for the feature, Richella! Love your party every week!

  3. I love your pine cone swag and think that it looks perfect at the end of your banister. I'm visiting from Richella's party!


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