Thursday, April 19, 2012

Pine Cone Flower

What the heck is going on with my blog? They have changed the entire look on where I post- WOW nice of them to ask me if they could change it, huh? OK, well I guess I just don't rank high enough for them to ask my opinion! Well, I wanted to share my newest flower!!! I slapped this bad boy together in a matter of seconds from a tiny pine cone I picked up in the woods! I removed the "petals" from the pine cone, cut out a circle from a punch, slobbered the circle with glue and started adding my petals. I started on the outside edges and just placed one down, the next and so on until I was back at the beginning, the went to layer two and staggered them between the petals from layer one. I kept this up for 3 rows and glued the center part of the pine cone as my stamens. This is such a simple process and even the children could get in on making some. My pine cone was fresh but not too fresh as they hurt like the dickens when they are really fresh, so please keep this in mind if you have smaller ones trying it out! I finished it off with some Glossy Accents to give it some shine and extra durability (which is a good thing as I carried it home from my Mom's House in my pocket and forgot about it, after vacuuming, sweeping and mopping I found it- good as new thankfully, LOL The pine cone is not pink, it is a light brown, it just appears pink in my photo for some reason! *Hugs*