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Today I thought I would share a simple idea for a winter door hanging. After taking down our Christmas wreath, our front door was looking a little bare. I normally have a wreath of some sort on it, but decided to change it up this go round. While browsing Pinterest I saw several door hangings using pinecones and decided to make one myself.
I had "dipped" several pinecones in white acrylic paint to use in our home holiday decor this year, and thought they would work well for this project. The white snowy tips seem to say "winter".
I was a bad blogger and did not take pictures throughout the process. It really was quite simple however, and was achieved in less than 30 minutes.
Pinecones in varying sizes
*for snowy tips you will need white acrylic paint, a paper plate and some wax paper: pour a small amount of acrylic paint on the paper plate, gently roll your pinecones in the paint ( I found it easiest to hold the tip) and then place standing up on the wax paper to dry overnight)
Ribbon of choice ( I used leftover pieces we saved from gifts)
Apply a small amount of hot glue to the bottom of your pinecone and then adhere the ribbon. Do this for each one. I used 11 in all (odd numbers work best). Once all of your pinecones have a ribbon attached, I then tied a smaller piece of ribbon at the base with a simple knot and cut the ends on an angle to add a "bow"). Once that is complete, take one ribbon with a pinecone attached at a time and then add one by one (keeping the ribbon on top of the one before so it appears to be one), varying the heights (basically forming what looks like a grape cluster). Once you have all of your pinecones the way you want them, simply tie the ribbons in a large knot. I then cut the ends to equal length at the top. I then added to pieces of ribbon to make a bow just above the knot. Hang using a door hanger or a nail.
Here's a closer look...