Monday, 7 December 2009

christmas pinecones

I've mentioned before how much I love pinecones, and now christmas is nudging ever closer, I've made some christmas-edition cones.


I like to keep things very simple and am not a fan of too much fake-anything, so I guess this is my take on the snowy look! Using a very fine brush I've painted the insides of the cones with white liquid acrylic ink. It's fiddly and time-consuming, but I like the subtle effect. I might string some together and make a garland.

Knowing I would receive a cheque from my Father for christmas, I've treated myself to a few things in the last couple of weeks. I love Stephanie's pinecones, and now I have one of my own.


Can you see the detail, and imagine the time and effort that goes into creating one of these beauties? It's a work of art.


It's hanging well out of a certain boy's reach. I know it's just the sort of thing he'd love to chew.

11 comments:

julia said...

They are absolutely beautiful.

ginny said...

i have seen and admired these before ... how wonderful to own one... it will look beautiful in your home. i wonder if i have been good enough for father christmas to write me a cheque?
xx

Lisa said...

Quite simple and and simply stunning.
Lisa x

kristina said...

You can have your very own Petersham at home with the white pine cones! And aren't Stephanie's so beautiful? Amazing. K x

liZZie said...

I'm loving what you're managing to post every day and share some of your preferences, especially the sea glass. Your yields are much better than mine - there seems to be more green sea glass on this part of the coast - around Bridgewater Bay West Somerset.

Ali said...

I adore the subtlety of you cones.

Simone said...

Your painted cones are lovely and would look good displayed as a garland. The pine cone you bought is exquisite with so much attention to detail. I bet Walter would like it very much! x

Dragonfly said...

All so lovely yet simple.

Cottage Garden said...

I'm really enjoying your daily posts Diana!
Stephanie's pinecone is gorgeous - great idea for your pinecones too, it will make a very effective garland.
Simple and beautiful!

Jeanne x

The Curious Cat said...

I agree with you - very subtle but very beautiful! Great idea! I also love the fabric one too! That must have taken ages to make! xxx

nimblejacks said...

flippin heck is that leather? WHat a clever crafter..I'm amazed