This post is sponsored by Elmer’s.
Does your house ever get lonely when you take the Christmas tree down?
Can you hear an audible sigh when the mistletoe and holly and wreaths and reindeer are put away?
That’s why I try to winteristmas decorate.
You know. When you add a little winter into your Christmas decorating so when all the merry and bright goes away…
….the house still has a few friends.
Some times I find inspiration for projects in the most random of places.
Like a few pine cones that fell out of the tree onto the vintage tool box below.
Don’t they look like a project just waiting to happen?
I made them into a snowflake.
A pine cone snowflake on a vintage gray barn door.
And all it took was about an hour and a little imagination.
Want to make your own? Here’s the easy DIY and instructions.
You’ll need a surface and about four dozen of these mini pine cones.
If you don’t have a barn door you could use plywood or reclaimed wood or barn wood.
If you don’t have pine cones under your tree you can find them at your local craft store.
Using a ruler, trace a straight vertical pencil line on the wood.
Then trace a horizontal line.
Then trace an X.
You’ll use the pencil lines as a guide to glue the pine cones down.
Then using a hot glue gun (I used Elmer’s Craft Bond), glue down the pine cones to the wood.
Start at the center with the first pine cone.
Then, glue the pine cones along your pencil line. At the end of each of the pine cone lines, I glued two pine cones on the edge and one on top to create an extra flake.
You can add your snowflake to a hutch or bookcase or sideboard or display it anywhere.
You want to be ready.
Winteristmas is just around the corner. 🙂
PS Don’t you love those leaves? They are velvet with glitter. I just found them on clearance. Happy winteristmas to me. 🙂
disclaimer: This post was sponsored by Elmer’s.
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