A few weeks ago, Howard and I returned from a hike in the woods with our arms full of pine cones. They appeared to be freshly fallen and were annoyingly sticky with sap. I couldn’t resist hoarding them before they got trampled or turned into new homes for some spiders .
I had every intention of making this hanging pine cone creation that I found on pinterest.
But, I didn’t have any ribbon that didn’t scream Christmas on hand. And in my usual impatient demeanor, I couldn’t waste any time going to the store to find some ribbon. I had to make something with the pine cones immediately. Even if we were expecting company in an hour.
So I pulled out my usual hemp string and started by cutting various lengths. I then secured a hanging loop with a knot. This project started out exactly the same as my starfish project here.
The first pine cone I hung was actually upside down like the pinterst photo. But I decided that I liked these pine cones right side up.
At this point I wasn’t sure where this project was heading. It was tempting to make a kissing ball of pine cones but where would I hang that?
I continued to hang the pine cones in various lengths until all of the strings were used. In total I used about 20 pine cones.
Then I finished the project with a bow.
I have to admit, that I don’t like my project half as much as the original project with the ribbons.
Since I only used string I can easily take this apart and make the ribbon version after I visit the craft store.