October 5, 2011

Pine Cone Flower Garland

PINE CONE FLOWERS...LOVE!  
This is such a pretty DIY!  I love that this simple garland is an easy one! All you need are pine cones, some felt, garden shears, hot glue, wood beads, twine and paint (optional).

And in all honesty...my obsession with garlands needed to be fed for the Fall Season. :)

Our neighborhood is full of long leaf pine trees so we have pine cones EVERYWHERE.  It has been fun hunting for pine cones with my girls and teaching them how to find pine trees.  And I must say I crack up when my youngest daughter points to a palm tree and calls it a pine tree because they have "pointy" branches.  It really is weird to have palm trees and pine trees next to each other in Florida.

I digress.  So.  It would not be the Fall season without throwing some pine cone love in the crafty mix.
Now gather a bunch of pine cones.  The bigger the better. Grab some wood beads and cut out about a dozen 2 inch felt circles.
1. Using the garden shears, cut all the little sections off the pine cone.  
2. Hot glue them around the felt circle in a flower pattern (as if they were petals) until you get to the middle.  
3. I tried using the biggest pieces on the outside edge (found towards the bottom of your pine cone) and the smaller pieces towards the middle. 
Instead of filling the middle with smaller pieces, use one of your wood beads as the center of your flower to make them look different.
I decided to paint some of them white for a bit of rustic distressing added to it. 
It nicely satisfies my cottage style heart. 

And please don't tell me it looks Christmasy.  
Let's pretend it doesn't. 
I almost did not post this because I thought it looked Christmasy but then I figured no one else has to paint them or use white if they did not want to.  
So I posted it. Yay me. :)
Postscript:  I have already seen this pinned 3x under the category Christmas.  Sigh. So be it. :)
To create the garland I just hot glued twine to the top of the felt circles (they are slightly heavy) on the back while spacing my flowers out evenly. I ended up using about 5-6 pine cones to make 12 flowers.
So pretty!
I hope you make some pretty pine cone flowers too!
Let me know if you do!
Hugs to all of you Fellow Fall Lovin' friends!

49 comments:

  1. Sooooo cute! Love the way it turned out :-) Beautiful! Love, Me

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  2. This is SO adorable! You are creative beyond words. :) Love this!

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  3. This is really cute, I'm already thinking of using those cinnamon pine cones to make this.

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  4. STICKER! Heck yes: S T I C K E R !

    This is SO adorable! LUV!

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  5. SOOO cute! Love that - thanks for the tutorial!

    I would love it if you share this project at my link party @ http://www.jaqsstudio.com/2011/10/jaqs-studio-first-ever-linky-party.html

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  6. I REALLY love this! So pretty and creative! Thanks so much for sharing at The Creative Spark. I'll be featuring this on my facebook page tomorrow. Enjoy the rest of your week!
    jenn :)

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  7. That's gorgeous! I want to make one for Christmas!

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  8. This is beautiful! I love it on the fence and it would look so pretty on a mantel! I'm your newest follower too!

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  9. this is beautiful!!
    I'll try to do this :-)
    Thank you
    Etta

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  10. Well I just think this looks totally fall-ish and I love the white on some of the cones, and I love your garland, so there :) It could work for Christmas, too, but really, right now it's working perfectly for Autumn. And I just brought home a boatload of pine cones yesterday from the woods around the soccer field and I am so totally going to copy you!

    Hugs,
    Mary @ Redo 101

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  11. That's awesome! I just picked up some pinecones from around the neighborhood and was wondering what to do w/them. Thanks for the idea!

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  12. Wow - these are SO pretty! :) I love them!

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  13. Oh my goodness! I am in love. I don't want to dissapoint you, but mine will be pinned on Christmas as well. I'm also thinking these would make stinking cute hair clips...I'll let you know how that goes.

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  14. Hi there- found you through the hop and am a new follower. I love your flowers! I recently made a seashell garland with twine (http://withoutcomplexities.blogspot.com/2011/09/seashell-garland-using-crocheted-garden.html) I hope you have time to follow my life in South Africa by http://withoutcomplexities.blogspot.com

    I hope you are having a great week!

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  15. Those are the cutest!!! What a great idea!!
    xoxo

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  16. Jess . . . I think these would be lovely pretty much any time of year. So who cares where they're pinned? Great job! Someday I will be as craftabulous as you! SOMEDAY!!

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  17. I wonder how they would fair as a broach ... LOVE, love, love the look. Amazing.

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  18. wow, what a cute idea! very nice :)

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  19. As usual, I love it. Sure, they can be Christmasy, but that's the nature of pinee cones right? They would also be really cute strung up at a fall rustic wedding.

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  20. Stopped by from Be Different Act Normal. LOVE this. They do look a bit Christmasy in the pics by themselves, but strung against the fence they don't. What a beautiful idea! Thanks for sharing!!

    Jaymie @ http://dancesdishesanddreams.blogspot.com

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  21. This is great! Pinning this idea for Christmas. Saw you at Somewhat Simple :)

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  22. What a fun idea!!!! It turned out beautiful. Thank you so much sharing and for linking up to our party Show and Share this week! Come on back this Wednesday to link up your current projects.

    A mommy's life...with a touch of YELLOW
    tyandwhitneyulrich.blogspot.com

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  23. I'll be featuring you tomorrow during STICKER time... Hope to see you there!

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  24. Hi :) - I've featured you on my blog today: http://www.jaqsstudio.com/2011/10/made-by-me-2-and-last-weeks-link.html.

    Have any new projects? I'm having "Made by ME" linky party #2 this week and I would love for you to link up again if you like :).

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  25. Oh sweet, sweet, sweet!!! Love this very creative idea!! I think these could be for any season. Think about how sweet these flowers would look in fushia, orange, and line green for summer!!! Found you through JAQS!!!

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  26. I love this! YOU ROCK! I will be trying this, so I've pinned you! Found you on Clean and Scentsible's Facebook page.

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  27. featured this today on my blog
    www.kimboscrafts.blogspot.com

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  28. Great idea and I too live on a block full of pine trees, and will give it a try. TTMF Hugs Marilou

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  29. Garlands of (almost) any kind are my all-time favorite!! Yours is gorgeous!! Malia sent me here. :)

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  30. I'm thinking gift wrap! Thanks for the inspiration...SO COOL!

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  31. I just pinned it under Thanksgiving before reading through!! Thanks for the idea! Love it!!

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  32. This is a lovely idea and ideal when i still have a bag of pine cones that a friend collected for me last year that hubby keeps saying, what are you doing with these. May use this idea or something similar so thanks for sharing :)

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  33. Just beautiful. So many ways to use it.

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  34. I love this, I am excited to make this with my kids for fall :)

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  35. Thanks, I love project with pinr cone.
    I link you! =)

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  36. Ops, I was wrong to write :D
    Thanks, I love project with pine cone.
    I link you! =)

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  37. I love this! Plan on taking the kids out tomorrow to help me find some pinecones. I just read your About tab. I also LOVE garlands!!! My friends kind of make fun of me for it!! :-). I live up in Jacksonville and my husband and I are on staff at a church. Nice to find your blog. :-).

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  38. I finally made my own pinecone garland last week and just posted about it. I linked back to your tutorial. Thanks again for sharing this idea.

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  39. I love this idea and I tweeted about it (https://twitter.com/#!/DIY_daily). It also gave me an idea for a variation on the project. If I ever get around to doing it I'll blog about it and link back to you. Thanks!

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  40. OH MY GOODNESS! I love this. You see a ton of pinecone garlands all around but I've never seen something like this. Thanks for sharing! Found you through Apartment Therapy (one of my garlands was featured as well!) I can't believe I've never landed on your blog before -- definitely following from this point forward :)

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  41. This is beautiful! Thank you for this project!

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