Posted By: Stephanie
Two Thursdays ago Lou and I went over to visit and have a craft day with my friend Breanna from Dollar Store Mom. Our day was cut a little short when Little Lou was very tired and made it clear that I needed to focus on her need for a nap, not my crafts. Before we left I did manage to get small a craft underway.
I had seen a similar idea in a magazine with pine cones hanging from the back of chairs in a dining room. I really liked the idea but I knew that anything hanging from the back of chairs in our house wouldn't last but two minutes - if I was lucky.
I gathered 5 pine cones that I had from previous years. They are the ones that you can get in the stores that have the yummy smell on them. These don't smell anymore but I still had them, knowing I would find a project for them some day.
Using my glue gun I put some glue on white ribbon I found for $1 in the craft section at Wal-Mart. I'm lucky to have one of the only clean nice Wal-Marts that exist.
Then I pressed the ribbon onto the pine cone and set it out to completely dry doing this will all 5 pine cones. This is were I left off and had to go home for nap time.
Once I was able to pick back up on the little project I held up the pine cones on the ribbons and adjusted them how I wanted them to hang. I glued each layer of ribbon to keep them in place.
With the same ribbon I made a bow and glued it on top where it would cover the glue that was soaking through from where I glued all the pieces together. I trimmed the longer pieces on top so that you can't see above the bow.
Last step was to make a loop to hang the pine cone door hang from. I made a loop and glued it on the back. As you can see the back isn't all that attractive, that's why it's the back, right?
I love how it turned out. I really like the white and that it is a subtle decoration, we have a lot of the traditional red and green inside, the white is kind of nice.
What do you hang on your door?