This weekend I dared a second attempt at hanging pine cones after the first try was a failure here. In the process I found a new favorite hobby – using GOLD spray paint!
After painting the pine cones gold, and actually making a trip to the craft store for some real ribbon, I cut out eight lengths of ribbon. I made four lengths long and four lengths a little shorter.
Then I arranged the pine cones choosing four larger ones for the long lengths of ribbon and four smaller pine cones for the shorter lengths.
Next, I applied a little hot clue to the ribbons and pressed the pine cones on top. I made sure to put the pine cones on the ribbon the way they wanted to naturally rest.
Once the glue was dry, I arranged the pine cones in the way I wanted them to hang. I found this step took about six tries to get the right hanging arrangement. Using an elastic band instead of a knot in the ribbon was the easiest way to make adjustments before committing to a knot.
I took the time to trim the edges at an angle and then hung the arrangement on a wall for its first photo shoot. But, the ribbon lengths looked way to long.
So I adjusted the ribbons to be even shorter. To my surprise, it was easier to arrange the pine cones with a shorter length as they had less swing to get twisted.
I think I even prefer the floppy ribbon ears that resulted.
This new arrangement looks much better than the “dead bird” arrangement from last week!
What do you think, should I trim up the ends? Add a bow?
I hope everyone had a good weekend!