Saturday, December 21, 2013

Pinecone & Glitter Stems Tree

                                                     
             

We all love making something using pinecones.  They are readily available and easily added to any décor. You can do just about anything with them. I love pinecone trees but sometimes they are just downright plain.  You know I love the look of glitter and glam in any décor so I  came up with a way to combine pinecones with glitz without the actual glitter.

You want to know how?  Just twirl some glitter chenille stems around a rod and alternate gluing them and the pinecones onto a paper mache or Styrofoam tree.  Just look at the pictures and see how I did it.  So quick and easy.


I put two silver glitter chenille stems together and wrapped (twirled) them around a magic marker (rod). Two made the swirls look fuller.  I used three large packs of chenille stems for this tree.

 
Starting with a small pinecone, I hot glued it to the tree and then placed the twirled stems around the pinecones in alternating directions.  Placement was just a matter of alternating pinecones and chenille stems, making sure there were stems around the pinecones.  Quick and easy.


 
 
 
 
 



If you use a paper mache cone tree, I don't think it's necessary to paint it before applying the pinecones and stems.  You can cover any open areas by adjusting the curled stems.  If you use a Styrofoam cone tree, I would probably use craft paint first with whatever matching color you want. Most spray paints will melt Styrofoam so I don't recommend using that, not unless the spray paint states it will not harm Styrofoam.

The pinecone and glitter stem tree would make a great centerpiece for a tablescape.  I plan on putting this one in one of my bathrooms.  I like to have decorative items in the bathroom. And the pinecone and glitter stem tree will add to the festive look throughout my home.








Christmas is almost here.  I do have one more craft project to post before the big day.  I've certainly have enjoyed my time spent holiday crafting  But a crafter's work is never done.  See you next time!


Happy Holiday Crafting!

 








8 comments:

  1. Oh they look like flowers how lovely, I agree glitter makes everything better!

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  2. Very cute Gail! The chenille pieces are a cute way to fluff it a bit. I wanted a pine cone tree this year but never found one. Your tree looks cute in the bathroom.
    Have a Merry Christmas!

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  3. That is one gorgeous tree! Love the sparkly chenille stems too! What a clever idea. You have really made some awesome stuff this Christmas girl!

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  4. Really cute! A fun addition to any room, with a natural touch!

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  5. I did not figure out they were chenille stems. I think I am stealing this idea to make decorations for a few gifts in paper mache boxes.

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  6. Your tree is so pretty Gail! I love the idea of rolling up the chenille stems as the base of the tree. It looks sooo pretty!

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  7. love the trees and purple is my favourite following from create it thursday have a great holiday I'm lorraine at http://lorrainesresources.blogspot.com

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  8. This is so pretty! I love pine cone crafts!!

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