Monday, November 12, 2018

Let’s go Pine Cone Huntin’!

Doesn’t that sound like fun? And doesn’t it sound ‘Southern’?

Here’s my inspiration!

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I bought this precious little pine cone ornament at an Arts and Crafts show right here in my own community.

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So off I went to hunt for pine cones at Florida Trails.

That doesn’t make for a very fast hike. But as it turned out, there were pine cones near the trailhead, so I hiked first and then picked up pinecones at the end of my hike.

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I think the best ones are in the tip top of that tree though, don’t you? teehee

So now I’ve gathered my supplies…

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pinecones, felt, baker’s twine, wooden balls, a black marker and my handy dandy glue gun.

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I didn’t use a pattern or template for the hat. I just wrapped some felt around the head and cut it in a cone shape. You could sew the little hat but the glue gun was hot and ready so I glued everything.

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Hubby said he wants a green one. I need more wooden balls! lol You can see these have a hole so they fit right onto the top of a pine cone.

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Easy Peasy and FUN! Cute for Fall AND Christmas decorating!

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Have you picked up pine cones this week? Or pretty colorful leaves?

Have you started holiday crafting?

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I’m joining Angie for Mosaic Monday HERE

and Cooking and Crafting with J & J HERE.

41 comments:

Ariadne said...

They look lovely! What do you call those wooden balls with a hole?AriadnefromGreece!

Susie said...

Diane, I am going to show this to my daughter who teaches. She can get her class to make some for Christmas gifts to their moms. You did a great job and they do look cute. Blessings, xoxo, Susie
I am going to post a picture of my Emma Pooh...you won't believe it.

Arlene Grimm said...

Oh I LOVE that little pine cone gnome. I may have to go looking for pine cones this week.

Vee said...

Very cute! I did lots of pinecone collecting in childhood to keep my crafty mom in good supply. Here, I dispatch the cones as quickly as I can hoping to keep the squirrels away from the house.

Sandy said...

Those are so cute. Aren't you crafty? I love collecting pine cones even when I don't have a clue what to do with them other than throw them in a basket. Gus likes them too much though!

ann said...

Your pine cones are sooooo scute. With all of the pine trees on our acreage, I could make and entire village! A city. A state! Easy pickens here. These would be great granddaughter projects. Right now we have snow on the ground, and it is 19 degrees. BRRRR. Enjoy the sun for me.

eileeninmd said...

Hello,

Wow, you are so creative. I love the cute pine cone ornament. They are adorable. Well done, thanks for sharing your craft. Happy Monday, enjoy your day! Have a great new week!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Sis those are adorable! So cute and I love pinecones. Don't find many right where I live but they are around. I'm getting the Happy Holidays feeling!

Sandra said...

they are really cute, we have two pine trees in our yard and I constantly pick up these cones and toss away. at one time I had a blast burning them or trying to. I did a post where I piled them in a melting pot and tried to burn them.

Sam I Am...... said...

How precious is that and inexpensive to make and easy..or at least you make it look easy! LOL! Good job!

Gillena Cox said...

Luv your cute pine cone ornaments. Happy Mosaic Monday

much love...

NanaDiana said...

Those are just as cute as can be. I miss having the big area full of pine cones at our old place. I love that you were able to make some for yourself. Those would be a fun little tie-on to a gift, too. xo Diana

Jeanie said...

Those are SERIOUSLY adorable! I love it and your instructions. Once my art sale is done I'll have time to do some crafty things and I can't wait!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

:)

Out on the prairie said...

Love the design, I always have liked to go with a theme each year

Connie said...

These are so cute . . . love, love, love them :)

Karen Ann said...

Those are adorable.. and would make a great present topper/decoration as an extra little gift.

Ann Thompson said...

Those are really cute. I haven't gone out and picked up pinecones in a long time. I do have a basket of them though because Wade always liked the cinnamon scented ones

Janey and Co. said...

Those are too cute. I should have brought back pine cones from Colorado...had tons on my property!

It's me said...

Owww how sweet....like them...lovely week love Ria x💕

Lowcarb team member said...

These are fantastic, I love them :)

All the best Jan

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

How very adorable your little pinecone elves are. I was JUST looking at some simple crafts with pinecones on Etsy. We live hear a forest preserve where I can get probably a dozen different styles/types. I just haven't been out yet to collect.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

They are really cute Diane! And you got your hike in too -- how perfect!

acorn hollow said...

very cute
Cathy

Terri D said...

Those are so cute!! I have good intentions but have not yet started anything. This is usual for me.

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

Those are the cutest things ever. We have a huge pine tree right across the street. The only thing I need to buy is the wood for the heads.

happyone said...

Oh the pine cone ornaments are so cute. I just might have to make some. There are pine trees down two sides of the property line at the house in town that we are trying to sell, so
there are many many pine cones there. Thanks for the idea.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Your pinecone elves are so cute, Diane! My oldest granddaughter has been collecting pine cones the past few weeks as she wants to make ornaments for Christmas. If I can find wooden balls like the ones you used maybe we can make elves too? She is only 5 so I think using a glue gun would be a task that would fall to me...lol I was thinking I might help her make "snow" frosted pine cones using white glue and salt that she can dip them in.

Angie said...

OMG, Diane. So CUTE! And easy. Well, if I had a glue gun. Maybe it's not too late to add to my Christmas wish list? Or maybe I should wait until my birthday in February - I suspect my family thinks I have too many craft projects in progress to add any more! We love your pinecone elves over here at Mosaic Monday!

Red Rose Alley said...

These little guys are too cute. What a clever idea. How fun to go hiking for pine cones. I love them this time of year, and they are even prettier with a little glitter on them hehehe. You did a nice job making these ornaments, Diane. They look cute with all the dolls...and that bear! Love him. : )

~Sheri

Julie's Creative Lifestyle said...

Those pinecone people are just the cutest. Thanks for sharing at C&C with J&J. Hope you have a wonderful week and enjoy your Thanksgiving.
Julie

Stephanie said...

Oh, it was so much fun pine cone hunting with you. And I am in love with your pone cone creations. Too cute, my friend!

Enjoy your week! Hugs!

Gina said...

I am hoping my comment will stick, Diane. Your little pinecone guys are absolutely adorable! I am going to look for them asap. I know we have a lot of acorns but not so many pinecones.

stardust said...

How creative you are to make such adorable pine cone dolls. I didn’t know the wooden ball with a hole, I’d search where I can buy them. I collected acorns to make spinning tops with my grandchildren.

Yoko

Henny Penny said...

These are so cute! I love pines cones and usually pick up a few pretty ones, but then don't know what to do with them. I just might try making one of these. :) Thank you!

Cranberry Morning said...

Oh Diane, what cute little pine cone critters you created! Everyone is so far ahead of me. We're gone to be gone for close to two weeks, and we had our Thanksgiving the middle of October, so I'm really out of sync! Have a wonderful evening. Love the creations. xo

KB said...

Loving the cone people

EL RINCON DE CHELO said...

Que bonitos trabajos y que preciosas las fotos!!

Judy Biggerstaff said...

Love these! What a sweet project and it looks so fun.

Judy Biggerstaff said...

Love these! What a sweet project and it looks so fun.

Barbara said...

Your pine cone people are so cute!

With a hot glue gun a gal can do just about anything she wants!!