Sunday, November 21, 2010

Hot Glue & Wine Barrels

Although I am eager to decorate the house with Christmas cheer, I am a firm believer of waiting until after Thanksgiving to decorate. That doesn't mean I can craft!
Have you ever heard of a pine cone top? I don't think anyone has, I tried googling it and found nothing on them. Down our street there are some large pine trees that had sprouted bright green pine cones this spring. We walked the dog by daily watching them grow and change over the months. Then one day after they had turned brown and opened up, the tops were popping off, and laying all over the street. They look like little wood roses, and I had to do something with them. We started collecting the pine cone tops 2 months ago, aren't they cool?

I got this grapevine wreath at the craft store.

And these are all the pine cone tops that we collected down the road.

I simply hot glued them on easy peasy.

Then finished off the wreath with a large burlap bow wired on, I made it out of a roll of burlap garland that I picked up at Michael's.

Another quick project that has needed some addressing for a while was our coat rack. This was it this morning. It's was a cheap buy that we picked up years ago. Kind of small, blah and the hooks were really close together.
As you can see I hang my giant purse on the hooks and it takes a lot of space.

We quickly put this together out of a piece of a wine barrel that our next door neighbors gave us, they have plenty, and some hooks from the hardware store.

Much better looking and less cluttered, just like that!


Trisha @ The Sweet Survival said...

I LOVE the wreath! The pinecones are beautiful. The bow is very rustic.

Lori B said...

I love that wreath!

Laina said...

Hey I'm a new follower, I'm visiting from white waxflower. I love your blog, and i LOVE this wreath! i just bought a stick wreath like that and have been trying to think of a fun idea to do with it.

marygrace said...

Loooooooove the new coat rack. I want to make one!

Mr. + Mrs. B said...

Thank you so much everyone! It's funny how the extremely simple DIY crafts seem to look the best, the coat rack and wreath literally took minutes to do. I wish I had more of those little wood roses.

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