Here’s a simple DIY craft that’s quick and inexpensive too!!
I started decorating for the holidays this week. I usually put a wreath on my front door but wanted to do something different this year. I decided on making a pine cone door swag.
Don’t you love the natural look of pine cones? I mix them in with my Fall and Winter decorating, and since I live in New Hampshire I can just go out my back door collect them!
You don’t need many supplies to put this swag together. I used a bag of good-sized pine cones, a roll of wired ribbon ( I used 2 1/2 inch wide ribbon and I feel that it is the perfect width for this craft project), white craft paint, and either glitter or fake snow.
I wanted to make my pine cones look like they were touched by snow.
I watered down the white paint and with my straight paintbrush, I hit the outside edges of the cones using an up and down movement.
While the paint was still wet, I sprinkled a little fake snow onto the cones.
Add a dash of silver or white glitter too for an extra bit of sparkle!
While the pine cones were drying, I cut 7 pieces of ribbon.
The ribbon lengths need to be staggered. My longest piece was 24″ long and I went down about 1 1/2″ on each ribbon after that.
For this step I used my hot glue gun.
I applied a generous amount of glue to the bottom of the pine cone and also to the bottom of the ribbon.
The best way to get a nice strong hold without burning your fingers is to use the back end of a paint brush and use it to push the ribbon into the little nooks on the end of the pine cones. ( I usually manage to burn myself every time I use my glue gun!!!)
Let the glue cool down and dry.
Once the hot glue dried I gathered the 7 ribbons and played around with them until I liked how the pine cones were arranged.
**You can pull the ribbons up or down to get the look you want because all pine cones have a slightly different shape and may need a little more space.**
I folded the top of the ribbon over and secured it with and twist tie so there was a loop to hang the swag from on the door. You could use an elastic or zip tie to do the job too.
I finished off my swag with a basic bow.
Finished Door Hanger
Here’s my finished swag hanging on my front door. I added a little fresh pine and a berry pick to give it a more festive look.
I just added a video of a Facebook Live I did this week making this craft over on my Facebook page-I’d love it if you went over to my page here and check it out (and don’t forget to give me a follow!)
I really love how it looks and it was such a quick and easy project! Check out my other Christmas decorating ideas to get you ready for the holidays!
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