Thursday, November 28, 2013

12 Days of Christmas Bloghop- Day 4

 Happy Thanksgiving and thank you for taking some time out of your day to visit my little corner of the crafty world!  We are on day 4 of the hop, and I'm so thankful for YOU!  (no really!)  If it weren't for you coming to my blog, I would definitely be less creative than I am.   I mean, after all- who would I showcase my crafting to if you didn't care?  So thank you!

Here is today's project:  (see, still no card!  I'm rather proud of myself for that!)
Isn't it pretty?  It is such a simple country touch.  I love country Christmas stuff.

What you'll need:

ribbon (hobby lobby during one of their 50% off sales!)
pine cones (scout your yard, a neighbor's yard, etc.)
hot glue gun.

pick out an odd number of pine cones.  IDK why, but things just look better in odd numbers like that.  Don't believe me look at a professionally decorated room- things paired will always be in odd numbers!  I chose 7 of the best ones I had.  (more pinecone awesomeness coming in a future blog during this hop.)

clear the tops of the pinecones to make sure there is a small space- for example one of mine had a small branch where the cone had fallen, just pick it off, or cut it with scissors.

Take ribbon in various sizes and make a loop and tie the ends together.  Make sure it's long enough to let the pinecones hang at various lengths.  Snip off ends close to the knot.

Put a dab of hot glue at the center of the top of the cone and adhere your ribbon.  VOILA!

Once cool, hang them on your finger and adjust them to get the size you want.  I then took more ribbon, made a bow and tied it around the ribbons that were hanging because that's what I like.  TADA!  project cost me < $1.10 (counting the hot glue stick  otherwise it would have been a dollar for just the ribbon!)  pinecones were free because kids went nuts getting them in the yard. :)

Ok, my question today as it is Thanksgiving, what are you thankful for in the crafty world?  Me- aside from all of you wonderful people who view my blog, I'm thankful for ingenious little tools like the Martha Stewart score boards, or punches, or mousepads that make stamping easier.  I am thankful for creativity INSIDE the crafting world!

Ok, so here's the lineup and don't forget Lisa is giving away some awesome goodies thanks to some amazing sponsors!  Check out their stuff if you have time to do it!!  Be blessed, and see you tomorrow!!

1. Lisa ~
Our Day 4 Guest Designer Spot is: Ashley  
2. Pam -
3. Sheila - 
4. Teresa-
5. Scrappin Madge
6. Miranda -
7. Robin Lane -
8. Scrappin Toxic Midge-
9. Deb Rodgerson
10.Theresa -
11. Sandy-
12. Diana -
13. Alicia
14.  Lucy ~
15.  Lori ~
16. Beth~
17. Shawnee~
18. Thia~
19. Inga ~
20. Heather~  <------ YOU ARE HERE!
21. Denise
22. Kathy -
23. Daphne -
24. Anna -
25. Jessica -


  1. Very clever way to decorate inexpensively. Love the gingham ribbon and the pine cones.
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  2. Genius idea - things in odd #'s was something I'll have to look out for; TFS!

  3. Very stylish! Very cute! Very Chrismassy! (yes, that's a word --- one of mine! LOL)

    You could treat it as a pine coney / mistle toey to get extra kisses! ;-)

  4. Love the project idea. "Happy Thanksgiving"!!


  5. Happy Thanksgiving! I am thankful for my Sizzix while Cricut is awesome, the simplicity of the Sizzix system makes my Big Shot invaluable!

  6. How adorable!!! I love how simple and classy it looks. Thanks so much for sharing. I'm thankful adhesive runners they make my crafting life so much easier.

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  7. Happy Thanksgiving!! I just love that ribbon with your pinecones!!!

    I am thankful for my online scrappy friends and all of the inspiration I get from them!!

  8. Cute pine cones hanging there - add some mistletoe toe - here come the kisses! TFS

  9. I think this looks just beautiful and the red gingham ribbon is perfect!

  10. Am enjoying and thankful for this inspiration of pine cones and all the ideas on this blog hop!

  11. You are one of the most resourceful people I have ever seen! This is so adorable! I have tons of pine cones I can get at work! Love this!

    I am so thankful for all the wonderful ideas the craft community shares with each other!