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November 15, 2009

~ PINE CONES ORNAMENTS~

Happy Monday every body...Well you know that old saying about when God gives you lemons you made Lemon aid....Well living on my mountain top with 11 acres I have lots of Pine trees...so God give me lots of Pine Cones....

And of course nothing says Christmas more than Pine cones....


Not only do I stack them in baskets by the fireplace and put them on my mantle....I just love to spray paint them, leave some natural and make Christmas ornaments out of them.....I just shop my house to see what I can use on them....You will need your Glue gun and what ever you like to put on them...Now I'm going to do some Sliver ones with Black glitter for my Grand daughter Candace's tree this year...

One of my Victorian ones....I also like to sit the little birds on Cinnamon sticks, Gives off a wonderful smell...



I love Cardinals they just also say Christmas to me...I also love to sit the little birds on moss to look like little nests....


This is one I painted white with Cardinal bird....I love to buy flower picks from the Dollar Tree store and use just little pieces from them....All the ribbon also I get from the Dollar Tree....



This one I had some old garland and just cut off some pieces and struck them in ....


Another Victorian one with white dove...and pearls....I also will buy old jewelry from yard sales to use for these....I hope I have inspire you to rethink the Pine cone....These make very cute little Christmas gifts to friends or Co-workers...And with are times being so hard right now they cost very little to make....Now if your not lucky enough like me to have pine trees you can buy a bag of cones even At Wal-Mart...

Now Please go by and see our Hostess Susan at "Between Naps on the Porch" I'm sure there awaits you some great met Monday today unlike my nonsense ha ha!!!
May all of you have a great and Blessed day on your side of the Mountain...



41 comments:

Heather said...

I love what you have done with all your pine cones. Very cute!

susan said...

Gloria--Each one is a work of art! I love using the natural elements! I would love to see a whole tree decorated in these!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Now that is just tooooooooo cute. I love them all. That is such a clever idea. Hugs, Marty

Our really empty nest said...

Gloria, you are a lucky girl! You have the "good" pinecones, we have the ugly ones around here, lol. I just cant go buy something like that, I guess I am too cheap, lol.Thanks for sharing, your ornaments are very pretty! Sue

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Gloria, these are SO cute, and we share a love for cardinals. I love them, too. I have everyday Christmas china that has cardinals on it. Some of it has chickadees, too. But cardinals do say Christmas!

You did a great job on these! Love seing what you've been up to on your mountain.

XO,

Sheila :-)

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

You did an awesome job...love them....

ceekay said...

Those are precisou. I love that white one with the cardinal. Great idea....and you are right, they would be perfect for co-workers!!
Have a great week my friend.

mbkatc230 said...

These are so pretty Gloria! I just love them, very clever. And those are beautiful pine cones, so nice and big. What wonderful ornaments they make. Kathy

Chari said...

Hi Sis...

Just read your sweet note and had to come right over...so happy that you like how the fireplace came out...I couldn't hardly wait to see what you thought!!! Hehe!

Now Girl, if these little pinecone ornaments just aren't the cutest the thing that I've ever seen!!! I have seen pinecones used for alot of things but I've never seen prettier ornaments than yours!!! I love how you used the birds and little nests atop the pinecones...and ohhh, all those pretty embellishments!!! They're just gorgeous!!! Okay...now I'm going to have to try and make some of these!!! I have all the pinecones that I want as well...the property next to ours is loaded with pine trees and cones! Ohhh my...I know it would be alot of work but wouldn't it be fabulous to do a whole Christmas tree with just these ornaments? Sis...you're just so creative and talented...sure am glad that you shared this grand idea with us!!!

So Sweetie...what have you been up to this weekend? Have you been making your ornaments? We had the kids here but they left around 3pm because we're under another winter storm warning. It's really been snowing!!! The kid's mother wanted to hurry and get home before the roads got too bad...don't blame her! Anyway...it's been busy here! I did have the kids carry all of my Christmas boxes down from upstairs for me...soooo you know what that means! Hehe! I keep trying to hold off on the Christmas decorating but I can't hardly stand to wait to decorate my new mantel...wink! Well Sis...sure hope that all is well with ya'll! You know I love ya, Darlin'!!!

Chari

PS...wanted to tell you about a blog party that I seen. It's a "Tassle Party"...over at It's So Very Cheri's blog. Thought you might like to show off some of those fabulous tassles that you've been making. It's this Tuesday and here is the link if you're interested...

http://itssoverycheri.blogspot.com/

Love ya, Sis!!!

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

Gloria- they are all so pretty!! Great job!

When we went to Mammoth Lakes to visit our son who works there as a ski patrol officer I picked up so many pine cones. We were flying back so couldn't get them on the plane but asked David to bring them with him when he was coming down the next time (I knew he would be coming soon). He arrived with maybe a dozen pinecones- "Where is all my pinecones?" " What are you going to do with all those pine cones- you just need a few so I tossed the rest out!" Makes you want to turn him over you knee!!!!!

blessings
mary

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Looks great!! Thanks for Sharing!

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I love pinecones and always use them for winter decorating. I've sprayed them before, but I've never dolled them up like yours! Very creative. I love the ones with the cardinals. So pretty!

Sue

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Gloria, this is just super! I love your creativeness and boy do I love the cardinal ones! Your are so creative my dear, you could certainly sell these quite easily. Where do you get all that energy? Your like the energizer bunny! I love this and plan on making some myself! Cindy

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

Gloria answering your question concerning the cloche and using a plate with out a hole, I am sure you could just epoxy the pedestal and plate. I am thinking about spray painting it-white,black, pink,(see how indecisive I am!) actually maybe all at different times and thought being able to take the 2 pieces apart might make it easier.

blessings
mary

Tootsie said...

Oh Mom these are wonderful!!! I love them all..what a great idea. I think I will have to add some of these to my collection...and think of you each time I see them!
Love you...

Diane @ Four Paws and Co said...

They're all so pretty! I love the idea of reusing old jewelry - the pearls are so elegant with the dove. ♥

Its So Very Cheri said...

You should post this to my Tutorial party on Tues

Cheri

Sandy said...

Hi Gloria,
I also have LOTS of pinecomes in my yard, my house is surrounded by pine trees, I never thought of decorating the tops, I have painted them, did the basket thing.
Thanks for sharing your wonderful talent.
Sandy

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi Gloria!

Great ornament! I love it!! The one with the white dove is awesome girl!! You rock Gloria!

Hugs, Sherry

Thanks for the ideas

Justine said...

Ooh, these are fantastic, Gloria! I love the white one with the cardinal and also the dove. Actually, I like them all, those are just my two faves.

Justine :o )

Deborah said...

Your pine cones are beautiful! I remember when I was in California about 28 years ago...I found the biggest pine cones ever. I had them for years by my fireplace. It must have been Nothern California, but I have never seen anything that large since!

"Blossom" said...

These are awesome. I had my grandkids pick some off the ground where they live; they have all kinds of pinecones from their trees. This is a great idea of what can be done with them. So cute!

Janean said...

how precious are these? glad you shared them with us!

Madeline's Album said...

They all so pretty. I really can not pick which one I like best. Have a great day and keep on crafting. Madeline

Shelia said...

Morning, Dear Gloria! Oh, these little pine cone ornaments are darling! Yes, you've inspired me!
Gloria! I received your package and I am thanking you with all my heart! How sweet you are to even think of me! Be waiting - Thursday is coming and I feel a tiny Tablescape coming on! :) Thank you so much, Dear One, for your generosity! I don't deserve you but I love you!
I'm feeling so much better, thank you. Went to church yesterday for the first time in a month!
Grandbaby is coming right along - 5 months! Woo Hoo!

Love ya,
Shelia ;)

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Good morning my friend, thought I would pop in before heading to the city. Have to take Bill to the doctor today. It's been a wild ride the last couple of days.. How is Len doing? I think about you daily and have you in my prayers darling...
Love, love, love the pinecones all decorated. I love anything having to do with nature..Missin' you darling,.. lots to tell you..
hugs ~lynne~

Eileen said...

Oh, my goodness! You've taken a glue gun and have made it the tool of an artist!
I love it all!
I have lots of pretty bits and trinkets around, but I've never thought of using them like this.
Wonderful!
I'm off to try my hand at it! Thank you so much!
All the best to you,
Eileen

Helen said...

Good morning Miss Gloria!
Just yesterday I was describing to my daughter how I planned on making wonderful decorations from the hundreds of pine cones in our part of the world .... yours are an inspiration!!!

Pat said...

These are beautiful! I can't wait to see the silver & black ~ my colors...along with red. I know she's going to love your creations. Thanks for sharing!

xo

Gary and Elizabeth~ said...

Hi Gloria,
How I love your pine cones! You have given me some wonderful idea's. My Mom was in Nevada not long ago visiting her Auntie and she brought me back a bag full of pine cones. I have them in a basket right now. I think they need to be decorated.
Take care and enjoy your day,keep creating.
Elizabeth

Picket said...

Hey sis....love those pinecones! I use to go out in the woods and gather all different sizes and use them everywhere! They are so pretty even just tucked in the Christmas trees...even use to gather those little prickly balls from the sweet gum trees and let the kids put toothpicks all over them and spray paint them (times were hard and with 5 kids you gotta use your imagination! lol)

Hope all is weel on your side of the mountain sweet friend..love ya~Picket~

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

How adorable, Gloria! I love it! My faorite is the cardinal too! You are too clever!

Thanks for sharing!

xoxo,
Tina

9405018--Pat said...

I love what you have done with the pine cones....now i need to go to Wal-Mart...thanks for sharing....Pat H

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

Gloria,
These are all GORGEOUS! I love the birds atop! Just lovely! Thanks for sharing this today! You should link this up to Thrifty Thursday this week. Very creative and thrifty!HUGS!
Leigh Bratina
www.lbratina.blogspot.com

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Gloria,
You are just the sweetest gal ever! Thank-you for the lovely card it just made my day! I mean really, it did! Hugs, Cindy

Kathleen said...

They look lovely..Each one unique..
Do you bake them first to kill the bugs and get them to open up..some people do I know...

Joyce said...

I love these pine cone ornaments. I am still laughing at your H1N1 mask post:)
Joyce

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Gloria, you are such a creative lady! These are beautiful! I love all of the ribbons, jewels, and birds on them. laurie

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

GLORIA...You sweetie...you simply move me to tears at times..Thank you so much.
I'm thankful you're in my life too!
Ok...I am not going to get all..weepy again..but you really have been an absolute joy to me.
ALWAYS there for people. Anyway...
I love you back and am equally grateful for you!
Hugs,
Mona

Barbara Jean said...

These are adorable!
I make my own nests but did not think about doing them on pine cones.

sweet!

blessings
barbara jean

Sandra said...

Hi Gloria! Very cute, lady! I love the look! I just brought a bunch of pine cones from my mother in law's house and can't wait to make some pretties! I've missed blogging and glad to be back! I was without internet and land line phone for almost a week! I was having withdrawals! lol
Have a wonderful evening!
Sandra