Art and Garland
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Hello Princess Pinky Girl readers!! This is Shonee again from Hawthorne and Main. I always love it when I can come hang out here!! You guys always have fun!
I’m so excited for Christmas this year!! My little one is getting old enough to know what all the excitement is about. I think it will be a great holiday!! Today I am going to share with you this rustic metallic pine cone garland. It is sure to help you get started on you Christmas decorating!!
I am just in love with all things metallic lately. This was another one of those projects that just made my heart go pitter-patter. I love the way that it turned out!
Plus, this one was easy!!
If you follow me on instagram you might have seen this little teaser I put up a few days ago! I love the texture and rustic feel that comes from pine cones. Perfect for my rustic mantel!
A close up of a pineapple

A close up of a flower pot
Here’s what you’ll need:

  • metallic spray paint ( I used silver but Gold would look amazing) 
  • pine cones
  • one package small screw eyes ( from local hardware store)
  • silver floral wire 
  • latex gloves

I don’t have any pine trees at my house, but there’s a park just a few blocks from where I live. I was able to go over there and pick these up. Since the weather is starting to cool off there were quite a few already on the ground.

Once I had all of my supplies I went to the backyard and spray painted all of the pine cones.

**Warning, if you don’t use gloves you WILL have silver fingers 🙂

*Also one other note, when using spray paint,  it works best to do a couple light coats rather than one thick coat. Pine cones have a lot of crevices which is a potential for getting drips. Especially if you apply too much paint at once.

A close up of a bottle

After they were all painted, I let them dry over night.

The next day I went out to inspect the fresh new silver look and they were amazing.

I put one small screw into each pine cone.

A wooden table

I then grabbed my floral wire and strung them all onto it. I already have nails nailed into each end of my mantel. I wrapped each end of my garland wire around the nails to secure it in place. Once the wire was on I was able to make a small pinch in the wire where I wanted each pine cone to rest.

A close up of a sign
A close up of a flower

There are so many places you could use these painted pine cones besides in a garland, here are some other ideas:

use them as a filler in an apothecary jar

add an ornament hook and use them as ornaments

add them to a bowl or a basket for a center piece

glue them to a wreath

there are so many possibilities….!!

Happy crafting!!

A group of people standing in front of a brick wall

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Here are a few other metallic projects you might be interested in:
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  1. I love, love, love the sprayed pinecones. Reminds me of my 50’s childhood. We always made Christmas decorations from what we had and I still do! What wonderful memories, and such beautiful things in such a simplistic way.

  2. I’m all about the rustic look! I think pine cones, even without doing anything are pretty good at adding to the rustic vibe (although of course the silver does make them look a little more festive!) When I was younger we used to put pine cones in a bowl with some gum tree sticks and leaves (in Australia) and some untracked walnuts – it made Christmas feel more like we were in the country 🙂