December 10, 2010

Cinnamon scented pine cone garland

by Rebecca E. Parsons

Okay I couldn’t resist this last garland tutorial from Twig and Thistle…Can you imaging using those cinnamon scented pine cones that pop up this time of year. This project is so easy to do and the house smells like cinnamon! See below for instructions on how to make your own! Visit Twig and Thistle often for great decor ideas.

What You’ll Need:

Pine Cones
Ribbon
Screw Hooks
Hole Punch
Scissors

Instructions:

1. Begin by measuring your mantel or space that you’d like to hang your garland and cut your ribbon. Remember to leave extra for hanging. Once you’ve determined the length, space your pine cones out as you like on a flat surface. The pine cones I used were fairly large so I kept about 4 inches between each one. On the back of the ribbon discreetly mark where each pine cone will go, then punch a hole with a small craft punch. I used an 1/8? round circle punch like this one.

2. Once you know how many pine cones you’ll need, screw in one screw hook into the top of each pine cone. This takes a little practice and you may need a little elbow grease but once you get the hang of it it goes pretty quickly.

3. Poke each hook through the hole you’ve made in the ribbon and hang! Easy as pie and something that will last for seasons to come!

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