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Decorating with Pinecone Crafts

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

Mother Nature is very generous with her craft supplies and one of her most popular (and plentiful) items is pinecones! They are everywhere come fall and are a great base to create some really fun projects! I find that people use pinecones most commonly in three ways: painted for display, as the body base for animals, or to hang on the wall to celebrate fall. Here are some awesome crafts that fit those three categories.

Painted Pinecones:

  1. Bold and beautiful, high-gloss pinecones by Love From Ginger.
  2. Torie Jayne painted these pinecones in a very surprising, spring palate.
  3. Whimzeecal painted just the tips in an ombre effect.
  4. Hang seasonal decor from a painted branch with pinecones. By. Karen Marie Dehn.

Animal Pinecone Crafts:

  1. Whimsy Love makes a darling little owl pinecone craft using felt and googly eyes.
  2. These birds, formerly for sale at World Market, are a great use of pinecones. Just add some styrofoam balls and glittered craft foam shapes to complete the feathered friend.
  3. Kiddley added polymer clay appendages to a pinecone to make this adorable hedgehog.
  4. Is it a bull? A cow? Not sure, but I love the mix of cork and pinecone in this sweet little animal.

Pinecone Garlands:

  1. Who would have thought that the hard/soft combo of pinecones and pom-poms would be a good match? Seekimothy on Etsy did.
  2. Gold + pinecones: you can’t go wrong! This garland is for sale at West Elm.

Inspired? I thought so! Now go outside and find some pinecones!

Christmas Crafts: Ice-Pop Stick Sled Ornaments
Christmas Crafts: Ice-Pop Stick Sled Ornaments
Christmas Crafts: Ice-Pop Stick Sled Ornaments

 

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Happy Turkey Craft

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

Ok, I know it’s 2 turkey-craft posts in a row, but we are about a week away from Thanksgiving and you NEED your new Thanksgiving turkey craft!

Clearly I have a thing for turkey crafts made in some part with yarn. I guess it’s because it’s cold outside and turkeys need to feel warm and cozy! I know his body looks like some fancy knitted technique, but, believe it or not, it’s made just from weaving multi-colored yarn in and out of cut slits from a plastic cup. Wanna make your own? Pop over to my blog Project Kid for instructions and some detail photos.

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It’s Time for Turkey Crafts!

Monday, November 11th, 2013

It’s time to step away from the ghosts and goblins, pack up your tombstones and your spider webs, and move on to a less frightful, and more delightful holiday…Thanksgiving. I find it a real challenge to make a turkey craft that feels unique and adorable at the same time; this has gotten my wheels turning and I’m determined to share a fresh idea made by yours truly before Turkey Day rolls around. In the meantime, here are a few of my faves!

Ok, so I’m tooting my own horn a little bit—I made this guy for Parents magazine a few years ago, but I still think he reigns king over all cute turkey crafts!

An embroidery hoop turkey? Genius! Love how modern and clean this little guy is styled. Find instructions at All Free Kids Crafts.

Made by Joel always nails it with simple crafts that still look great, and he didn’t miss with this cool cardboard turkey.

I also feel very attached to these little turkeys that act as place cards on your holiday table. Did you notice his feet are made from bobby pins? From Parents.com.

If the place cards are too much work, make these adorable napkin rings turkeys instead! From The Country Chic Cottage.

Every holiday deserves a puppet, and these turkeys made from cereal boxes are to die for! From Plum Pudding.

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