Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Ribbon Tied In A Bow {gosh, that sounds interesting}






A few weeks ago we set off on a pine cone collecting adventure, it was misty and rainy and ridiculously delightful to wander through the trees and splash in the puddles.

We came home with a yellow bucket full of pine cones and big dreams of turning them into beautiful christmas decorations. But, you know, we're time poor and this is the best we could do.

A little bit of ribbon tied in a bow. Simple but pretty.

I have saved plenty so the kids can cover them glue and glitter because it just wouldn't be Christmas without glue and glitter, would it?

Have you made any home made christmas decorations this year? Tell me they include glitter, go on.



23 comments:

  1. These look so lovely. Simple is often the most effective in my opinion. I am making tons of baby owls (there's a picture on my Instagram!) to sell for Habitat for Humanity…though I wreckon I might just 'forget' a few on our tree too! Don't you love this time of year ;)

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  2. They look perfect! Making all sorts of goodies here and amazingly enough the biggest hit has been the dried orange, lime and lemon slices threaded with string. Kinda like natural shrinky dinks (please tell me you remember those?! Am I showing my age!!!). Ooh this time of year is just al sorts of lovely (and loony at times too!). Wishing you a cup of tea and iced vo vo kind of day :) x

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  3. Lovely Em, I saw a whole bunch of bow-tied-ribbon-pinecones dangling from the ceiling in a botiquey shop in Noosa the other day, it looks very effective in a cluster. If only I had the time at the moment, oh well.
    Glitter is the bomb, my Jasper did a glitter pinecone at the playgroup we attend:)
    x

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  4. love the pine cone decorations, really sweet! i am more into the natural look i am afraid, so sorry not a bit of glitter in sight x

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  5. Beautiful, because of/despite simplicity. You are a superwoman on the glitter business. I refuse to allow the stuff to cross my threshold! ;)

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  6. we just love pine cones and of course glitter and glue! x

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  7. So lovely. And you KNOW our house is glitter-fied. Hanging out in the cracks in the floorboards as we speak. Type. Whatevs...

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  8. I'm glitter obsessed. These are very cute though, and quite on trend really.

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  9. I love these! I just did glitter pinecones on my blog-- I love how they turned out, but the ribbons would have made them extra special! Here's how we did ours:
    http://www.crumbbums.com/?p=3839

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  10. Beautiful!!! Love this idea!!!

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  11. What a fun idea! I can just imagine the little fingers covered in glue and glitter

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  12. So cute! Love the photos you took too! And yes, I did happen to use some sparkly glitter paint just last night making Christmas ornaments. I'll have to do a post about that soon!

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  13. Very cute! I love this idea! :) x

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  14. Simple and beautiful! Love it!

    Brittany
    brittanykytecreated.blogspot.com

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  15. This decoration looks super cute!!! Great idea!!!
    Elena
    http://dcinstyle.com/blog/

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  16. I used to do this with my mama only we used sweet 90's tartan.

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  17. I have been so slack on the decorations this year. I don't know whats going on with me?!

    I love these!

    xo

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  18. These are simple and lovely. We made our decorations- although the closest I got to glitter was the silver cachous on the hanging gingerbread cookies.

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  19. It is so simple and beautiful! Thanks for the great post, Emily!:)
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  20. What a great idea!

    http://aliceinbo2.blogspot.com.es/

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  21. Was it easy to hold the ribbon on the pine cone? I'm going pine cone hunting this weekend with my husband and we're gonna make some sweet christmas decorations :)

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  22. These are so simple and lovely! I would love it if you would share this on my new Eco Kids Link up: http://organicaspirations.blogspot.com/2012/12/eco-friendly-christmas-crafts-and-eco.html Either way, I'm glad I saw this because I'm going to try it!

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  23. Simple but perfect. Love me some pretty bright ribbon.

    This is about the extent of our Christmas crafting (and I'm afraid there is no glitter involved!) - http://www.themonsterandme.net/2012/12/11/a-simple-christmas-craft-project-for-little-or-big-kids/

    x Laura

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Thanks so much for your words of encouragement, advice and solidarity.

xo em