I mean, seriously....
A few weeks ago, I was at the park with my daughter when I began picking up pine cones. I said to myself, "Self, Log onto Pinterest later and figure out something creative to do with these things."
And coincidentally, during a quick run into Sam's Club hours later, I came across these beauties.
I knew right then and there how I'd put my pine cones to good use.
Pine cones (FREE!)
Artificial leaves & flowers (4 in a pk.) ($1.00 ea.)
Battery operated clear lights ($2.99)
Halloween Pumpkin bucket ($1.00)
Brown felt ($.23 each)
(These items are available at your local Wal-Mart, Dollar Tree & Michaels)
Earlier this week, I used my glue gun to adhere the entire pumpkin with brown felt. By doing this, it will camoflauge with the twigs.
This is optional, but I added burlap to cover up the top and most of the inside.
Using gold glitter glue (already had - but is available at your local dollar store, comes with red, green and silver, too!), outline your pine cones.
Start gluing on the leaves and flowers.
With the extra twigs you may have, stick them into your pine cones so they'll stand tall inside the pumpkin. I found this to be much easier than having to glue the pine cones onto the outside of the pumpkin.
Hope you like it as much as I do.
Happy Fall, Y'all!