5. Pine Cone Bunting
I don’t know about you guys, but I don’t feel like holiday decor is complete without a little bunting. Smaller pine cones work best for this project, but you can use larger cones if that’s what’s on hand.
You can keep this simple, and just string up pine cones or you can get fancier, like in the photo above, and string up cranberries for a splash of color. Here’s how to make your bunting with cranberries (leave them out, if you prefer):
1. Cut around 4 feet of baking twine, and tie it to the top of a pine cone, leaving 6″ of tail at one end.
2. Thread the twine through an embroidery needle, and pass the needle through a few fresh cranberries, sliding them almost all the way to the end, where you tied on that first pine cone.
3. Tie on a second pine cone close to the last cranberry you strung.
4. Repeat steps 2-3 until you’re around 6″ from the end of your twine. Use the 6″ tails on either end to hang your garland on a wall, in a doorway, or on the mantle!
Have you guys done any pine cone crafts? I’d love to hear what you’re making in the comments!
Image Credit: Creative Commons photo by laura padgett
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