Ornament #17 – Pinecones {30 Days of Christmas Ornaments}

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When the dogs and I go on our walk in the mornings we take the same route.  It can get a bit monotonous for me, but it’s their walk not mine so I don’t complain.  A couple of the houses we pass by everyday have pine trees that drop the most interesting pine cones.  The first trees cones aren’t the traditional pine cone shape. They’re shaped like roses and I pick them up every chance I get.  The second house has a tree that drops what I call “wee little pine 018bf1d8fa8fa5606f0ab60772e8126c5728cb3383012231f490152badb142e244fbed921ac6ecb2e407cones” because they’re super tiny.  We (I mean me) love going by this house after a windy day because the sidewalk is littered with these little gems.  I stuff my pockets to the brim with no real objective other than to admire their cuteness.

Until now!  Today’s two ornaments were made using my pine cones.  I kept this really simple, both in materials and technique.  I cut scrap cardboard to serve as a base for my design.  For the round ornament, I hot-glued the tiny pine cones in a ring around a rose pine cone and then sprayed them with spray adhesive and sprinkled them with glittery dust.

0189171daba097d3bcf24c55dbb7fd999e5c9d72c9The second ornament, the rectangular shaped one, I, once again, took a scrap piece of cardboard and hot-glued the tiny pine cones in a rectangle shape and then place two artificial roses in the middle.  To both of the ornaments, I added ribbon on the back.

I have a lot more pine cones to work with and even think a simple pine cone with a beautiful bow on top could be pretty on a tree.

 

Some close-ups.

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Quest46LogoItem #39 – Make dog beds.

I wrote about my dog bed design in a post called Anatomy of a Dog Bed.  I have sold a few through my Etsy shop and received very complimentary reviews.  I plan to make more beds and continue to develop my design.


Question of the Day:  When do you open Christmas gifts?

Grace

 

 

Remember to enter the giveaway – here’s how:

1)  Leave a comment on each day’s post by answering my “Question of the Day”.  The “Question of the Day” will be right above my closing.
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2)  Over the course of this blog series, you can enter a maximum of 30 times.

There will be Mini Give-aways on the 22nd and 29th days of November.

  • The winner of each mini give-away will get to choose an ornament from the previous week.  For instance, the winner on the 22nd will pick from Ornaments 15-21, the winner on the 29th will pick from Ornaments 22-28, etc..
  • The Mini Give-away winners are still eligible for the Grand Give-away on December 1st.

On December 1, 2014, I will have a random drawing for one (1) lucky winner.  I will contact the winner for their mailing details and will mail to anywhere in the world.

Links to {30 Days of Christmas Ornaments}
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Ornament #9
Ornament #10
Ornament #11
Ornament #12
Ornament #13
Ornament #14
Ornament #15
Ornament #16

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We’d love to stay and chat, but we’re on  our way to the pine cone houses.  Momma loves those pine cones and we love momma so we go.

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14 Responses to Ornament #17 – Pinecones {30 Days of Christmas Ornaments}

  1. Pam Robertson says:

    Different times with different family members – probably mostly Christmas Eve though.

  2. Denise says:

    We open gifts Christmas morning.

  3. Alan says:

    Morning and afternoon…

  4. Michelle says:

    We open gifts when we’re with the different people, so my mom’s side on Christmas Eve, stockings Christmas morning, dad’s side on Christmas Day. And then gifts from friends whenever we see each other!

  5. Kathy Ryan says:

    One gift on Christmas eve and the rest on Christmas Day.
    FYI… the little cones are Redwood cones. I have them here on my property if you want more – used a few on project with mom yesterday.

  6. Cathy Powell says:

    Christmas Morning

  7. Girl Gone Expat says:

    I haven’t seen that first kind of pine cone before, the ones that kind og look like roses, they are beautiful! 🙂

    • gracieed says:

      I hadn’t either until a couple of years ago. I have a friend that has a tree that makes these. I’ll have to ask her what the tree is. I’m inclined to say a spruce, but I don’t know for sure.

  8. karijo68 says:

    Good Morning:) We open our Christmas presents in the morning after Santa has been there:) We let the boys open one present Christmas Eve from under the tree…there are usually a few small gifts. Christmas Morning there are more presents and decorations from Santa being there;)

  9. Neil says:

    I open gifts on Christmas morning.

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