I came across this idea on www.craftaholicsanonymous.net for framing pine cones and decided to give it a try. I made one change to how they did it. I glued the ribbon to the back of the frame and did not draping it over the top. It was pretty easy and didn’t take more than an hour (once I had everything together). I had a basket full of large pine cones we had picked up on a camping trip out west. I decided to display them in a frame rather than have them piled up in a basket. You can put your own touch on this by choosing any kind of ribbon or frame (think thrift store).
– Old Picture Frame – any size
– Pine Cones in assorted sizes
– Festive Ribbon
– Glue Gun and Elmer’s X-TREME glue sticks
- Prep your picture frame by removing any picture or print
- Lay picture frame on a flat surface and begin arranging the pine cones the way you want them.
- Once you are happy with the lay-out, cut the ribbon in the varied lengths you want – MAKE SURE to leave about 2 inches extra on each piece for gluing to the cone and the back of the frame.
- After the ribbons are cut begin gluing the ribbon to the top of the pine cones. I used a lot of glue to make sure they wouldn’t fall off (my cones were large and heavy).
- Once the glue has dried (this happens pretty quickly) then you can start gluing the ribbons to the back of your frame – again I used a lot of glue to make them secure.
- After everything has dried you’re ready to hang your masterpiece.