On the 12 days leading up to Christmas Eve I’ll be sharing with you some of my favourite Christmas-based crafty activities. (Most of them will be – or have been – tried by yours truly!)
Another outing for my glue gun today!:
On The Eighth Craft of Christmas, I will share with you:
This idea comes from a tutorial I found here. I had quite a few pinecones left over from my tree ornaments earlier in the series, so I was looking for something fun to do with them and found this garland!
It’s very easy, though can cause a lot of mess – my hands are still covered in paint and glitter – but that’s part of the fun, right?
Here’s the instructions that I went off when making mine:
I decided to add white glitter to the tips of my pinecones which was really easy. After dipping in paint I just dabbed them in a spot of glitter and shook them off. Now the ‘snow’ on my pinecones has a special little sparkle to it!
I also wanted to use something a bit thicker to glue the pinecones to. I like the red-and-white twine that I have, but I wasn’t sure of it’s integrity in holding up a garland of pinecones. Instead I grabbed this rope/string that has been languishing in the back of a drawer ever since I picked it up as a bargain at The Works for 99p without a clue what to use it for.
A highlight was getting to use the glue gun again. I think I’m hooked. I’m going to see if I can find another craft to whip it out for in the next few days!
This was a more time consuming and lengthy craft in that you have to wait for the paint to dry, and then for the glue to dry before your garland is ready, but it’s worth it, and so nice to look at when it’s done!
I put this garland on the top of some shelving in the living room to complement the tinsel we already had there. I think it looks quite pretty!
I have loved working with pinecones today and last week, I’m definitely going to be gathering some more pinecone crafts for next year’s 12 Crafts of Christmas!
Are you done decorating yet? Or are you still adding the finishing touches? I like to decorate until the very end!
All credit for the idea and image instructions goes over here to HGTV.