Good morning everyone,
Today I want to show you the pine cone wreath I made for the front door.
For years I have wanted one of these. I would see them in magazines, on the Internet, on other people's doors, everywhere and I really wanted one. The thing -I either didn't have the time or the motivation to make one.....That's it - the truth is out about my lack of motivation most of the time.
But this year I could in no way say I did not have the time-I have lots of time now that I am retired. And somehow I had the motivation to take on this project.
The thing of it is - it was so simple I don't know why I waited so long! How silly.... I had everything I needed - didn't have to purchase a thing. Our back yard is full of pine cones so Papa and Miss A went out one afternoon and picked up quite a few. They weren't open yet so I placed them in an oven on 200 degrees and let them bake for about 30 minutes until they did open up. This took me awhile as we had quite a few to do. ( I read this tip somewhere - but can't remember where- things like this just stick in my mind sometimes.)
I had one of those green wire wreath forms you can buy at Michael's, Walmart or most anyplace they sell craft items. I just began gluing the pine cones on with hot glue. This part did take a while as I had to wait for the glue to dry on each one or they fell off. But when it was done it looked like the above pic. ( Sorry I forgot to take pics during the process.)
Then I gave it a little dusting of white spray paint- not much - I wanted some of the darkness of the pine cones to show through. And while it was still wet I sprinkled white glitter on it. It glistens like snow when the light hits it. After it dried I just hot glued some faux red berries on it.
I love how it looks on our black door. I can use this all winter. Don't know why I waited so long to make it. It was easy to do, I had all the necessary items to make it, and it turned out so pretty-just the way I wanted it to look.
Are you like me - put things off forever and then when you finally do them are amazed at how simple they are to complete and don't know why you put it off for so long? That's me - professional procrastinator.....
What are you making this year for your Christmas decor? Would love it it you shared it with us in the comments below. I answer all comments through email.
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