Simple pinecone ornaments – don’t buy new when all you need is a slight update to the old!
Last weekend I put up the main Christmas tree in the house – my beautiful 9′ Hayden Pine that I bought myself as a Christmas gift last year.
He is so beautiful all on his own, but you know I change up my Christmas tree ornaments and colours each year. I mean, what kind of a blogger would I be if I just showcased the same ‘ole, same ‘ole each year?
This year I wanted to go with browns and natural elements to go for an almost ‘Winter cabin’ feel.
Not sure I nailed it yet; it’s still a work in progress.
Now before you go thinking “This chick must be loaded to be able to afford new Christmas decor each year!” I’ll fess up and say – “Not so”. The method to my madness is to reuse ornaments from previous years, and/or make my own additions to get the look I want.
With natural being my theme, pinecones are a must.
You’re looking at pinecones I already had, ornament hooks I already had, and some beige velvet ribbon that I picked up on Amazon (available in 19 colours).
I twisted the bottom of the ornament hooks into a snail-shell-pattern and then bent the swirled bit 90° from the stem portion.
Add a dot of hot glue to the bottom of your pinecone ornament and then press your hook in place.
For a bit of extra strength, I pressed a small piece of fabric into the hot glue.
Once the glue is dry, tie a bow with your velvet ribbon.
You probably didn’t need a tutorial for that…
but I liked how they turned out, so I decided to share. Maybe you were looking for an idea on how to hang them, or where to buy ribbon?
I would suggest, if you are using large pinecones, that you go with a wide silk/satin ribbon instead of the felt. You could tie a larger bow on your simple pinecone ornaments and you’d have a beautiful draping effect.
So simple, so pretty and my only expense was a bit of ribbon.
You can change out the ribbon bows next year with a different colour to match a different colour scheme!
Not done yet, I’ve been working on a few other ornaments that I’ll share over the next few days.
Have a great one!