Thursday, December 6, 2012

{Post 1,095} Pine Cone Tree

This is what I started working on tonight.  I got a pine cone piece splinter, and let me tell ya----it hurt!!  I had to stop.  Since my adventure, I have found a better way to remove the pine cone pieces.  Here you can see what I tried tonight...pruning shears, scissors, CHISELS!!  None worked too well.

Here I am gluing them onto my poster board shaped trees.  I could wait no longer.  Even though I'm not finished covering the base (due to the aforementioned splinter), I spray painted the bottom of this tree metallic gold.  It.  is.  amazing.

Pic of that to come tomorrow.  This was tedious, but will look so cool when it's finished.  And it was nearly FREE!!


Kath said...

that's looking great Joan!

Ruth said...

I love free or nearly free! Can't wait to see it finished. Christmas decorations really make the house cozy, don't they?

momtofatdogs said...

Once AGAIN "Great Minds..." I was looking on pintrest on that exact same project, but was wondering where I could find those HUGE pinecones around here. the only place I have seen them THAT huge size is at a rest stop in Alabama north of Birmingham. I can't wait to see the finished project! Pinecone splinters have got to be right up there with pressure treated lumber splinters. Pure nasty.


Anonymous said...

Ah-ha! Large pine-cones is something we do have ... almost in our front yard ... AND grandchildren ... almost in our front yard and lining up to be "sat". So I wait, with eager anticipation, for the finished product! Hugs. ajb

Christina said...

I have always wanted to do one of these! Maybe I will do it in January since I am running out of time before Christmas. so any tips for what tools - have you found one that worked better now?

can't wait to see your finished product!