Saturday, December 22, 2012

Wishing you ....


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  1. I made a pine cone wreath with all the pine cones from our own trees. My hands are not strong enough to pull the wire that you used so I used hot glue,"very care fully, only a few burns". It turned out really nice. I sprayed it white then put glitter on it with a few pretty red shiny decoration's. I am very pleased with it and it feels special because I picked my own cone's. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful craft. Joyce

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    1. Joyce, I'm so pleased that my instructions helped you to create your own wreath. (I sometimes use hot glue also!) Something you can create with your own hands makes it very special, so much more special than something that is store bought. I'm so happy that you tried it and that you let me know of your success. Thank you!!!

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  2. ive got some small ones to sell if anyone is interested from my tree

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  3. I LOVE your pinecone wreaths! I'm moving soon from an apartment complex with 2 huge pine trees right in front of my apartment. Hate the mess they always leave on my patio but now I'm going to collect all the pine cones I can find to make wreaths! How did you color the cones that you used in the fall wreaths? They were so pretty, and I'm wanting something new for my new home. Will also be doing a Christmas wreath or two as well. I'm really going to be collecting those pine cones now!

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    1. Hi Terry,
      So happy you like my wreaths! I don't know where you live, but I usually try to pick my cones here in Michigan in spring when they are fresh and not buggy - they're a lovely caramel color. Be careful when you pick the cones that they aren't chewed up or grey. And be sure to use bug spray and/or bake them in the oven to dry them and kill the critters. As far as my fall wreaths, I spray paint the cones BEFORE I make the wreath and I just lightly dust the tops of the cones rather than saturating them. Gives them a more natural look. My Christmas wreaths are usually spray painted heavily and dusted with glitter AFTER I have made the wreath. From your comments I'm assuming you already saw my tutorial post. If not, you can find it under the "tips and tutorials" tab above. Thanks for writing, and when you finish your wreath I would love to see it!!

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