Monday, 5 December 2011

Decorated Flower Pot

I have not started to decorate for Christmas, but I plan to begin this week.  In the meantime, I am still making some things. I went home for the weekend an discovered that a tree next to my parents' house had beautiful cones.  I brought them into the house and dried them on the wood stove so that they would open up. As you will see, I have plans to use a fair number of cones this year.  Here is the beginning of the cones for Christmas.

I began with a plain flower pot that I recently put a small tree I purchased last Christmas.  It had outgrown it's previous one.  I wanted to add a little for Christmas.  I first tied some Christmas lace around it into a bow.

Then I got two of the cones that I had prepared on the weekend.

You can see how much they opened on the stove when looking at both pictures. My hands were sticking together when handling them, but when they dried they looked like I had put a gloss on them.

I tied some green lace and jute and glued them to the cone.  I used a piece of jute to then attach the cones to the bow.
This was the arrangement that I ended with, but those cones look good anywhere on the flower pot.


  1. I would never have thought to dry them out on the woodstove. Thet look awesome. I'll have to try it! Thanks for linking up!

  2. Hello!

    Stopping by for the first time and really enjoyed perusing many of your posts! So many beautiful and creative things to see here.

    The pine cones are perfect on the pot. I would not had thought to dry them to help them open up. Now I have learned something new :)

    Nice to meet you!
    Kindly, Lorraine

  3. Hi I'm Nann from I too am stopping by for the first time. Your blog is absolutely lovely. And I love the pot idea. It truly is beautiful. thanks for sharing.

  4. Nice ideas! Thanks for linking to Things I've Done Thursday!

    Sew Rugged @ bear rabbit bear