DIY Pine Cone Christmas Balls

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I was recently on a Christmas tour of homes, and one of the houses had some pretty pine cone balls. I thought they’d work really well with our winter woodland theme this Christmas and decided to make some. The hardest part was finding small pine cones -actually they’re spruce cones. After driving around a few neighbourhoods, I managed to find and collect some. I didn’t even have to wear all black. 😉 Along with lots and lots of little spruce cones, I used three different sized large styrofoam balls from the dollar store, and lots and lots and lots of hot glue.

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After I collected the pinecones I left them near a register for a few days and they opened up quite a bit. Then I just glued them onto the styrofoam ball, as close together as possible, and varying the directions they went in to try and make it look random. Then, a sprayed them very, very lightly with a little silver spray paint, to just add a little sheen. Then I added some glue and glitter in just a few small spots.

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I love all their rustic texture, and the little hit of silver and glitter to add a little Christmas magic.

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I added the balls and some greens to my console table. They’re nested beside my vintage typewriter.

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They type writer has a special letter started.

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On the table there’s also some candle lanterns and two sweet little woodland deer.

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It makes a happy greeting when Christmas visitors arrive, and the pine smells so good.

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With DIY Pine Cone Christmas balls to decorate this Christmas, life really is a party!

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  1. thecapeonthecorner says:

    i always want to try this out. looove it with the typewriter, what a great vignette.

  2. What a lovely vignette! You had me with the wonderful green typewriter!

  3. Love the pinecone balls! What a great idea! You’re typewriter is adorable.

  4. I am a sucker for a vintage typewriter and I adore how you incorporated it into your Christmas decor! Lovely.

    Thanks doll,
    The Glamorous Housewife

  5. Christine says:

    You are truly gifted with quite the creative spirit there lady:))

    Thanx again:))

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