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Pine cone wreath

The use of pumpkins and pine cones in today’s challenge party was a lovely way to say hello to fall on its first official day! Katie is here to share her tutorial for the pine cone wreath chandeliers below…

The materials:
14” grapevine wreath, ribbon of choice for hanging, brown hemp string, different size pine cones, grapevine wire, orange silk mums.

The process:

  • Cut two long strips of ribbon to hang the chandelier from and tie ribbon around each side of the wreath crossing the two pieces of ribbon.
  • To make pine cone garland for hanging cut strips in differing sizes of brown hemp ribbon.
  • Take the hemp and tie around the end of each pine cone and secure with a knot, use the glue gun to secure the placement of your hemp. Use about 4-7 pine cones for each strand of garland. After the garland is secure you will tie one end of the pine cone garland to the bottom of the grapevine wreath.
  • For the orange mum garland, I used grapevine wire cut about 12 inches long and used the orange flowers that were taken off of their stems. I then used a glue gun to secure the back of the mums onto the grapevine wire making it into one long strand.  (used about 6-7 mums per strand)
  • Feed the end of the wire grapevine onto the bottom of the wreath and place them in between every few strands of pine cones.
  • Hang the chandelier and adjust the placement of all of the hanging garlands and VOILA you will have a beautiful fall chandelier for your home or for your next event.

blessings.

6 Comments

  • Sandi
    September 22, 2010 at 6:03 pm

    I LOVE this chandelier!! Thanks so much for the tutorial! I’m saving this one…

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  • Lisa
    September 22, 2010 at 10:56 pm

    Ohh wow! This idea is so unique and I just LOVE it. How gorgeous. I really love decorating with natural things too. I’m bookmarking this! ;)

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  • Carolyn
    September 23, 2010 at 6:20 am

    This looks easy and so perfect for fall. Great idea!

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  • Cydney
    September 23, 2010 at 6:48 am

    This really gets me in the mood for fall!!! Thanks for sharing the wonderful creative ideas!!!
    I would like to have the pumpkin trifle recipe!!! Pretty please!!!! :-)
    Happy Fall!!!

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  • Katie Henry
    September 23, 2010 at 8:09 am

    Hey Cydney! Go to http://www.passysandparties.com to see the trifle recipe! I’m glad you like it!! It really was SOOOO delicious too!

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  • Whitney
    September 23, 2010 at 8:38 am

    Katie, this looks fantastic! I love the natural elements combined with the contemporary polka dot fabric. You are so creative and alway come up with the most unique designs! Love it!

    Reply

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