I love home décor- especially when you add in different elements of nature. Well the other day I was window shopping at Pier 1 and came across this lovely pinecone arrangement! With the almost $40 price tag there was no way I was going to buy it. I decided to make my own and make a few adjustments. About $6 later I was one happy lady. I love how it turned out. I chose the color I wanted and now this piece will be riding my table the whole fall through!
So now I’ll share the love by adding the tutorial below. What are you waiting for? Get started.
- Twine or Twine Ribbon- I chose the twine ribbon because it was easier and they didn’t have twine…strange – You can get it at any craft store
- 5-9 inch low cylinder vase- I got mine at Michaels
- One Flower foam- I chose some from the dollar store they were 4/$1 they were a bit big so I cut one in half
- Fake Flowers- I got mine at the dollar tree get 2-4 bunches or a total of 10-12 flowers
- Pinecones- I had an image in my mind of using small pinecones- the ones at pier 1 look smaller than what I am use to. I looked but had no idea where to find them but a little trip to a local playground changed all that and we had a fun collection session.
- Glue- I used my handy glue gun
- Wire cutters ( for fake flowers)
- Gather your pinecones if you will be finding them in nature- otherwise buy them from a local craft store.
- Place your flower foam in the center of your vase- if it is too large for your pinecones to fit around use a knife and cut it to size- don’t worry no one will see it so it doesn’t need to be perfect.
- Place one layer of pinecones low at the bottom of your vase circling the foam- This will hold the foam in place in the center of the vase.
- Once you have your first layer keep adding pinecones around the foam. Take lots of peeks at the side of your vase to make sure you are hiding that foam. (If you are struggling to do this- you can either make the foam smaller or cover the foam with a dark brown piece of fabric.) Fill the vase until it reaches the top of the foam.
- Cut your flowers (if necessary) so that they have 3-4 inch stems (don’t worry –you can always adjust later).
- Start arranging your flowers so they create a dome on top of your vase. They should be low and climbing over the side of the vase. Bulk it up nice and full and round it out- Step back,look it over and adjust where necessary.
- Once your piece is looking good you are ready to add the final touch- The twine or ribbon. Measure your ribbon by wrapping it around the top of your vase. Make sure there is a little room to glue one end on top of the other. If you are using twine wrap it around as many times as you would like to get the thick ribbon look.
- Cut your twine and glue the ends together. If you pull it really tight and put the glued ends together it should stay in place but still be easily adjusted. If it seems to not be secure enough you can always add a layer of glue or glue dots underneath in order to really secure it.
- Place your masterpiece on the platform of your choice and wait for the oo’s and ahh’s.
Don’t you just love it?? I love that this project was fool proof. You really can’t mess it up. Its all a matter of adjusting and arranging- crafty or not- you can get it right! I also love that the flowers can be changed out to accommodate any room and any color pallet. This project cost me less than $6. It was easy, fun and cheap. Plus it got the kids involved and that’s a huge bonus in my eyes!