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16 Dec, 2011

Pine cone craftiness

Posted by andrea tomkins in: - Ottawa for kids|File under crafty|Publishing/writing/career stuff

Normally Ottawa would be under a thick layer of snow right now, but it’s sunny and a balmy 3 degrees. This is now we managed to scavenge pine cones on the way home from school last week. Sarah and I used them to make a special Christmas centrepiece. You can get the whole DIY over at the Canadian Family Magazine website.

This is a craft that will make your home PINE FRESH beyond comprehension.

Here’s a sneak peek at our snowy pine cones:

It's like a factory in here

Snowy pinecone centrepiece

I tell ya, it feels good to get the paint brushes out again.

1 Response to "Pine cone craftiness"

1 | @amwaters

December 17th, 2011 at 10:37 am


We made ‘snowy cones’ when I was a wee child and I have some of those ornaments still. We would paint them when they were closed and then when they ‘opened’, it created the snowy tips look. These ornaments do keep FOREVER. Indestructible. Wonderful memories.

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