When I was growing up, my Mom used to make BEAUTIFUL pinecone wreaths! I used to think she was a little crazy when she'd pull the car over and say, "everyone out, help me gather these pinecones!" anytime we'd pass a pine tree! I guess it's true when they say you become your mother because I am now that crazy lady!
I've been in Oklahoma for 3 1/2 years now, but have never noticed the beautiful pinecones or acorns that fall from the trees this time of year! On my way into the doctor's office the other day, I noticed HUNDREDS of big beautiful acorns under some trees. I shamelessly asked the nurse for a bag to collect them in and and then tried to ignore the strange stares I was getting as I grabbed handfuls of acorns and shoved them into my bag on my way out, so worth it! Here is my loot! I would have grabbed more, but my bag was starting to spill over!
I planned on gluing the tops back on and using them for vase fillers, then I saw Tashia from Home Inspired Bliss add glitter! So pretty! I ran to Michael's and picked up some Martha Stewart glitter, I've been looking for a reason to get some anyway! I used Bronze for the tops and Brownstone for the bottoms.
Adding the glitter was a little more time consuming than I thought, so I've only made a handful, but I think they would look pretty mixed in with some plain ones. I've also contemplated spray painting some of them silver. I haven't quite decided what I'm going to do yet, but here they are, all BEDAZZLED as my husband likes to jokingly call them!
I just hot glued the tops back on once the glitter and glue was dry. I'm happy with the way they turned out, LOVE Martha's glitter! I was originally thinking they would be good for Thanksgiving, but I think all glammed up, they'll work for Christmas too!
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