Monthly Archives: December 2013

WeeK 50:  Pretty Pine Cone Ball

WeeK 50: Pretty Pine Cone Ball

Hi all, still playing catch-up on postings over the holidays.  For Week 50, we revisited our love of using pine cones for Christmas decorating and made this pine cone ball to hang in Ashley’s window:

Pretty DIY Pine Cone Ball

With just a few supplies and about an hour or so, you can make one too!  Here’s a recap of how we did it….

Supplies Needed:  Glue Gun, Styrofoam Ball, Pine cones, Awl, Hook, and Ribbon

pine cone supplies

1) Gather all your materials and find a suitable work surface to work on.  We did our project at our kitchen table so we could watch Christmas movies as we were working, and just covered the table with brown paper.  As you can see Ashley’s  IPhone was close at hand!

2) Using your glue gun, glue your pine cones on the styrofoam ball, gluing them as close together as possible.  Make sure you leave one spot with enough space to add your hook later.

pine cone gluing 2

pine cone glueing

3) After you’ve got your ball completely covered with pine cones, poke a hole in the ball with an awl or ice pick.  You want to go about 2 or 3 inches into the ball. And so sorry about the blurry pic below.  I had a hard time holding the awl and camera at the same time!

pine cone aw

4) Then screw your hook into the ball, tie your ribbon on the hook and hang your ball !

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We used the white frosted pine cones so we can leave it hanging after Christmas and all through winter.

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It’s hard to top Mother Nature’s creations, isn’t it?

See ya next time!

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Week 49:  Christmas Cookies and Keeping It Real

Week 49: Christmas Cookies and Keeping It Real

Hi all, I’m actually posting this day after Christmas (yes, I’m behind on my postings, as usual).   I  hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas holiday with family and friends.  This post on our Week 49 creative activity t will be short and SWEET, in every sense of the word, because for Week 49, weContinue Reading

Week 48:  Little Christmas Pretties

Week 48: Little Christmas Pretties

Hi all, for our Week 48 creative endeavor,  we (well…ok…mostly Ashley) put out some Little Christmas Pretties in Ashley’s room – you know, just little stuff to add a touch more Christmas to her room.  With the help of Target, some gold pine cones from Michael’s, and Ashley’s DIY Christmas craftiness, it didn’t take muchContinue Reading

Week 47:  A Change of Seasons

Week 47: A Change of Seasons

Hi friends, for the last couple of weeks, our weekly creative endeavors have been all about decorating the house for Christmas, and that includes Ashley’s room, of course!  So our Week 47 activity was transforming Ashley’s room for the holidays and changing out her heart photo mural from the fall theme that we did  inContinue Reading

Week 46:  The Writing’s on the Wall

Week 46: The Writing’s on the Wall

Hi all!   I hope everyone had a nice Turkey Day!    Don’t know about you, but we succeeded in stuffing ourselves to the max this Thanksgiving, and to make totally sure we didn’t forget to eat anything, I wrote our Thanksgiving day menu on our new pantry chalkboards: I am SUPER excited about these chalkboards!!!!   IContinue Reading