No, no, not literally. But we are in full gear decking the halls around here! Less boughs of holly and chestnuts, more...well, pine cones! At our house, this year is all about adding lots of natural elements in with our traditionally sparkly decor.
Here is one of my favorite Christmas projects that I've done so far.
A pine cone mobile! Here's what you need to make this little craft.
-Christmas tree trimmings
-pine cones (mine smell like cinnamon!)
-stick from any tree or bush
-red berries (or any other fun accessories)
To start, I just tied the top of each pine cone with some fishing wire. Not sure if I ever thought I'd be digging around in the hubby's tackle box for Christmas decor, but I guess you use what works.
Then, I wrapped each strand of fishing wire around the top of a stick from our front yard. Okay I know you're thinking... hmm, first fishing gear, now yard debris... where is this project going?!
Finally, I just made the mobile branch a little prettier by hot gluing on some tree trimmings and faux cranberries. And voila! Yard debris and fishing gear just got a little bit cuter :)
I decided to hang the pine cone mobile over our kitchen sink.
I think it's kind of fun! What do you think?!
I dressed the rest of my kitchen window with a few more pine cones in some mason jars
and a cardboard cross covered with some scrapbook paper.
And I threw a few more (what else?!) pine cones on our dining room table.
They fit right in with the pine cones on my living room mantle!
Have you used any random things as Christmas decor this year? I can't be the only crazy one out there! :)
Linking up to:
Between Naps on the Porch
The Girl Creative
Skip to My Lou
My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
A Little Lovely
Tatertots & Jello
The DIY Showoff