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Contents of this blog: Original hand crafted wood items, crochet, sewing, knitting, painting, drawing and also some How to's and craft tips thrown in! Enjoy!

Saturday, May 1, 2010

PINE CONE FLOWERS

Lovely Pine Cone flowers that I bought today at the Blessing of the Fleet and Craft show in Murrells Inlet, SC.  I have seen these before and just loved them.  They are really very easy to make and make a nice accent in your plants or a whole bouquet of them in a vase.

As you can see these are easily made with small pine cones.  A small hole is drilled in the bottom large enough to accommodate a wooden vegetable skewer.  These are very inexpensive with a hundred or fifty in a pack.  Cut the point off of one end of the skewer and  glue the skewer into the drilled hole at the base of the pine cone.  Paint the skewer green with acrylic paint and let dry.
Now you have something to hang on to as you paint the pine cone petals with acrylic colors of choice.  Place the skewers with painted pine cones into a glass or stick into a block of styrofoam.  When these are dry, simply add the accent of white on the tips of the petals and walah!  You have a beautifully petaled flower!  These are very striking in a bouquet.
Thank you for visiting and I hope you will make some of these pretty pine cone flowers.  Please visit my other blogs for Mother's Day verses for you to use, our bird and duck pictures taken in our back yard as well as original poetry and sentiments.
Please leave comments-thanks! 

Kerrie

2 comments:

  1. Hi Kerrie,

    I'm so glad I stopped by from your other blog! I love making crafty things and do it all the time in between homeschooling the kids and trying to keep up with all my sewing projects.:o) I'm going to sign up to follow you so I can keep up with your projects..I love good ideas!

    Donna @ Comin' Home

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  2. Great way to recycle those pinecones. We've got tons of them here and year-round. I might try doing that too and see if anyone's interested in buying some. They do look lovely in a flower arrangement.

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