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Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Two of my Favorite Christmas Signs!

Greetings,

I have been suffering from my Fibromyalgia and haven't posted or really worked on anything since my Pine Cone Christmas tree table toppers. As, I was going through my craft closet the other night looking for something, I ran across two signs from last year and decided to re-do them and spruce them up. One is my favorite Christmas and actually have a framed print of this one:



This has been one of my faves for along time! So, true also!

The other one is something we strive to do in our home during the holidays:



I just love the fun and silliness of both, and they make me smile!

Blessings,
Deborah

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Pine Cone Table Top Christmas Trees!

Greetings Everyone....

I hope this first week in December has been a good one for you so far....I have been suffering horribly with my Fibromyalgia, but, today is much better. I, did however, work on one of my favorite holiday crafts this week. Here in South Georgia with have Pine trees everywhere! Of course, we all remember making Thanksgiving hand print turkeys when we were younger, but, several year ago, after looking at the hundreds of pine cones all over the yard, I did something different.

After, researching the correct way to prepare the pine cones for being inside, I made Pine Cone Christmas Trees! Collect the pine cones and place them in a metal pan in a pre-heated 350 degree oven for 15 to 20 minutes, depending on your oven. Then, grab a pair of glove and your glue gun and start forming the trees. Now, I do use a pair of cutters and trim off the sharp needles on the pine cones:






Now, comes the fun part....painting and decorating! I did not have any acrylic spray paint, so, using a regular paint brush and my regular acrylic paint I painted each tree. Then again using my glue gun I added little decorations from what i had on hand. The blue tree was made for my precious 81 year old neighbor, Ms. Flo, who hasn't had a tree in years.....and the green one I did for my daughter who recently ended a relationship and did not feel like putting up a big tree:







I have to say that they loved them, and, so do I.....my Fibro has prevented me from making anymore, but, I hope to before Christmas actually gets here.....so, if you have tons of pine cones in your yard, this is something easy and fun to make!

Blessings,
Deborah