Beautiful Home Designs Featuring Pine Cones To Enhance The Holiday Season!

beautiful home designs featuring pine cones to enhance the holiday season!

Nothing says holiday cheer like implementing some rustic home decorating ideas that involve the pine cones! This year I did some research utilizing home ideas on Pinterest that featured blogs and pictures on barn home ideas and rustic cabin home decor. See I wanted to bring a country-ish, rustic-ish feel to my family home this holiday season; and I found the perfect craft to give me everything I want! So without wasting too much time and drowning you with my enthusiasm for this diy, let us get it poppin’!

What you will need:
Dried pine cones
Paint – (choose your colors based on your home design)
Small bowl
Modge Podge (this is PVA glue and water mixture that’s available at home depot and all craft stores)
Small paint brush
Six wine corks (halved to make eight minimum)
Glue gun and glue sticks
Burlap material
Little boxes of different heights
Fake snow
Shiny metallic paper for decorating
Lace for decorating

What to do:
Designate a workspace to begin and start by pouring a bit of the Modge Podge into the small bowl.
Mix in about 3-4 drops of paint (I used green).
Use your paintbrush to mix the Modge Podge and the paint gently.
Grab your pine cone by the base and begin to apply the color right around the pine cone, don’t worry if you don’t cover the entire cone, the brown parts lend a nice contrast to the paint. Continue until all pine cones are painted and left to dry.
Plug in the glue gun and flip the pine cone over and apply a dab of glue to the base and stick one of the halved wine corks to it. Repeat until all pine cones have been given a trunk to keep them upright.
Create some decorations for the top of the pine cone trees using the metallic paper and the lace (I made a bow with the lace and cut out stars from the metallic paper and stuck it to the top of the trees).
Stack your boxes in the area you want to create your display and cover it with the burlap material.
Place the miniature pine cone Christmas trees on top of the covered boxes.
Sprinkle with fake snow and remember to place fake snow all around the display.
ENJOY!

addition to home ideas. | The faithful modge podge that will be used for this pine cone project.

addition to home ideas. | The faithful modge podge that will be used for this pine cone project.

I love modge podge, and for this project, it fits in perfectly with what I need regarding the decorating of these dried pine cones. For those that don’t really know what modge podge is, it’s basically PVA glue with water in it. I need it because it will adhere to the rough skin of the pine cones.

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crafty home ideas. | Can’t have plain modge podge, here’s our pop of holiday color!

crafty home ideas. | Can't have plain modge podge, here's our pop of holiday color!

crafty home ideas aren’t crafty without some color; I’m just saying. I chose green in the spirit of the tiny trees that I want to transform the pine cones into; this color should help embody the effect I am going for this holiday.

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diy home ideas. | Just a drop or two of the paint would do the trick!

diy home ideas. | Just a drop or two of the paint would do the trick!

A constant stream of diy home ideas inspired me to do this project; I can get inspiration from just about anything I am exposed to, anyway just add a few drops of paint to the modge podge in the bowl and let us get started.

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home design experts. | Gently stir the color in and get ready to work.

home design experts. | Gently stir the color in and get ready to work.

Our home design experts who worked with modge podge and paint encourage a quick application because when the mixture is in the air for too long untouched, it becomes hard and makes it a pain to apply correctly.

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white and gold home decor. | This is one of the pine cones that will be treated today.

white and gold home decor. | This is one of the pine cones that will be treated today.

Everyone usually goes with the white and gold home decor, using mostly glass and metallics. I liked the rustic feel of pine cones, and just so you know, please hold the pine cone at the base before you apply the color.

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irish home decorating ideas. | Dab the paint on the pine cone using a small paintbrush.

irish home decorating ideas. | Dab the paint on the pine cone using a small paintbrush.

I guess the color could fall a bit on the irish home decorating ideas category too right? Gently go around the pine cone with the pain. Don’t worry if you don’t cover all the surfaces; it looks better with bits of the original color peeping through.

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Your pines cones should look like this.

Your pines cones should look like this.

See how I am applying the paint? It’s just on the outer parts of the pine cone.

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Brought out the glue gun for the base part of the cone!

Brought out the glue gun for the base part of the cone!

So because I need these pine cones to resemble miniature Christmas trees, I had to glue a sturdy base to them.

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Cork bases application..check!

Cork bases application..check!

I cut some cork tops in half all at the same height, and that will suffice as a beautiful little pedestal for the pine cones.

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Getting together some lace for a nice topping for the pine cone!

Getting together some lace for a nice topping for the pine cone!

I used some lace that I had left over from another project, and I wanted to something slightly different for one of the pine cone Christmas trees.

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Ta-da! A pretty little bow for my pretty little tree!

Ta-da! A pretty little bow for my pretty little tree!

This lace bow was pretty easy to make, and if you don’t have an idea on how to get a bow started, you can check out Pinterest home ideas or youtube tutorials for help.

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One at a time we will complete them all.

One at a time we will complete them all.

One pine cone Christmas tree down and two more to go, it’s so exciting getting these holiday decorations together!

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What’s a Christmas tree without a gold star at the tippy top!

What's a Christmas tree without a gold star at the tippy top!

I used some shiny gift paper and cut out a couple of stars for the other two pine cone Christmas trees.

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Winter wonderland effect acheived flawlessly!

Winter wonderland effect acheived flawlessly!

I put stacked some small boxes and covered it with burlap cloth and threw some fake snow around and over the arrangement.

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A better close up of the Christmas arrangement I made.

A better close up of the Christmas arrangement I made.

How pretty is it? I am in love with this holiday display and how beautiful the pine cones worked as the Christmas trees!

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