One of my favourite things about Christmas is that I have the excuse to decorate the house and make lots of crafty things. Amongst the dreariness of long December days and cold, dark evenings, it’s so much fun to make the house cosy and cheery.
Today’s DIY is really simple but looks impressive. (In fact, it’s so simple that I wasn’t quite sure whether it merited a blog post or not, but hey ho!) All you need is a stack of pine cones, some string, and some spray paint. I used matt gold and glitter gold spray paint which I found in Lidl.
How to make:
First, decide how long you want your garland to be. Mine is about 1.5m long and I used 12 pine cones in total.
Next, paint your pine cones. I used 4 ‘natural’ pine cones (aka unpainted!), 4 matt gold ones and 4 glitter gold ones. A little health & safety note… you’re supposed to use spray paint outside, or at least in a well-ventilated area.
Once your pine cones are all dry, you can assemble the garland. To do this you simply tie each one onto a length of string at various intervals, I made sure mine were spaced fairly irregularly to look a bit more interesting.
Finally, you can choose where to hang your garland. I draped mine around a tall mirror in our living room to make it feel a bit more festive, and hung some of the leftover pine cones on the Christmas tree.
In the next few weeks there will be a couple more Christmas-themed DIYs, so keep your eyes peeled and let me know if you make any of them! 🙂