Thursday, October 28, 2010

Fabulous Free Shabby Pine cone Ornaments!

My little Fairy Princess and I decided to 
pick up pine cones outside of her preschool. 
I just knew I wanted to paint and pretty 
them up and who can resist FREE!
I made these last year but I hand painted each one! 
This year I got a little smarter and decided to dip them using a large plastic storage container.
How to make painted pine cone Ornaments!

 Put about 2 cups of paint in a large container.
Add 6 pine cones. Slowly move your container upside down a couple of times. Pine cones should be mostly covered. Remove with tongs and gently shake pine cones to get out excess paint. Turn pine cones as you let them dry, move to a new sheet of wax paper if there is alot of extra paint. Once dry add fabulous glitter, lace, vintage baubles and ribbon to the top to make a gorgeous ornament!

These are a little messy but the end result is well worth it, they look so cute in a pretty tea cup!
 Have fun and please send me pictures if you try this and I will feature you on my blog!
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  1. LOVE THEM! I'm soooo going to do this! Whoot! Whoot!


  2. Beautiful. What a fabulous idea.

  3. This is a fantastic idea Olivia!! Lots of ways you can decorate and make them Shabbylicious!! :)

    Warmest hugs, Brenda

  4. Hi Olivia,
    Thanks for the tip on painting the pinecones. I made them last year and they sold however, they were very messy to make. I was trying to brush the paint on and I wasted more paint than I needed! LOL.
    I'll try it your way next time.


  5. So pretty!!!! Good idea to dip them rather then hand paint... save time and paint ... hehe!!!! Love the embellishing you did to the top one!

    Many hugs! Tammy

  6. Hi Oliva, They are very nice you did a great job on them. Have a great Halloween....Julian

  7. Very cute! I am definitely going to have to try them out!


  8. Hi Olivia, I like the idea of putting them all together, it does save time that's for sure. You did a great job making them as sweet as ever with the pink embellishments on top.


  9. Great idea and my street is always loaded with pine cones, I will give that a try as it is easy peasy and my Granddaughter will love helping too! Marilou

  10. These are beautiful Olivia, thanks for sharing how to make them. I love pink!

  11. Have you heard the expression "Pretty in Pink"? These certainly are! They're beautiful Olivia! Have a great weekend!

  12. Totally charming...I think I will take my girls pine cone hunting so we can try this too.

    Thank you for the inspiration.

  13. Olivia,
    Great idea!! There is a lot of the large fat pine cones near us so I am going pine cone picking this weekend!!

  14. This is the cutest idea, I have tons of pine cones and never knew what to do with them, thanks a bunch! Thanks for becoming a fan of my blog also.
    Hugs, Teresa


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