Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Handmade Ornaments Day 1: Ombre Painted Pinecone Ornaments

Hello Everyone!!

Christmas is fast approaching. If you are still working on decking up the tree, here is one simple DIY ornament. Today I am sharing the first ornament in the series of 5 handmade ornaments.

On the other day I picked up some pine cones near our office parking lot. I was planning to put some glitter and use it for Christmas decor. While painting the lampshade (You can read about it here) , I poured more paint than needed on to the tray. Instead of throwing the unused paint, I started painting the pine cones.

All that u need for this project is pine cones (available at art and craft stores too), painting brush and acrylic paint ( I used 3 shades of blue). Its very very simple project, clean the pine cones, start painting in layers.

Hang it up on the tree or fill the bowl for Christmas decor.

Here is an after

 On the tree :)

One Close up

With the lights on

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  1. wow those are some big pine cones, we don't grow them that big here. I love this idea and the results! I bet even the kids could do these with me

    1. Thank u Janet. I m sure kids will be super happy to do these and deck the tree with some thing they made.

  2. Great idea ,they look great.We live in north florida and have pine trees every where

  3. This is a wonderful idea! The colors look beautiful on your tree! Thank you for sharing with us at Brag About It! I'm looking forward to seeing more! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving! Pinning!

  4. This is a lovely idea. We have tiny pinecones round here :)

    1. Thank you Anna. I am sure, tiny cones will also look equally beautiful

  5. I love the color and the idea! You're so creative!

  6. Thank you for linking up to the Holidays Celebration Link Party! Your post has been pinned to the party's Pinterest board (https://www.pinterest.com/pinteresab/holidays-celebration-2015/).

  7. This is a good idea! We are always looking for easy craft projects to do during our annual Ginger Bread House night! Thank you for linking up with us over at the Welcome Home Wednesdays Link Party!

  8. i just adore these! and it would be fun to do with the kiddos, too!


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