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« on: May 19, 2009 11:30:44 AM »

They aren't quite an issue because they will fill a land fill but I have so many falling from the pine trees that I just wanted to do something fun with them but I wanted some ideas.
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« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2009 02:22:50 PM »

I think I know what they probably look like.  First of all, put them in the oven on a low setting for ten minutes or so.  This will cook the sap, so it isn't sticky, and also kill any little critters that might be on them.  Then you can use them for jewelry making, nature crafts, and 3D art while they are whole.  Or you can take them apart and use them for collage.
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« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2009 05:39:59 PM »

depends on the size, I like to use them on my birdhouse gourds. I have used tiny ones and used bunches of them to make a room to a little house or if they are bigger you can take them apart and glue them on like shingles.

pinecones are good in flower arrangements

roll them in peanut butter and bird seed and help out our feathered friends

make a cardboard circle and go crazy with your hot glue gun and make a wreath
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« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2009 07:34:19 PM »

First of all, put them in the oven on a low setting for ten minutes or so.  This will cook the sap, so it isn't sticky, and also kill any little critters that might be on them. 

I would have never have thought of cooking them! Thanks cause I wouldn't want to bring them in the house if they were sticky or buggy.
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« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2009 10:25:02 PM »


Materials:
Styrofoam balls
Styrofoam glue
baby pinecones (I got these from Alder trees - technically not pine trees so are these really pinecones?)
cording for hanging loop
ribbon for bow
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« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2009 04:58:06 AM »

great!!!! those look wonderful!  Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2009 08:07:13 PM »

I know she's not always the most popular around here, but Mizz Martha Stewart had some cool pinecone crafts. Not only in her new encyclopedia but also here at http://www.marthastewart.com/photogallery/pinecone-crafts?lnc=8152fa5661cee010VgnVCM1000003d370a0aRCRD&rsc=taxonomylist_crafts_leaf-flower-and-plant-crafts wow.. that's a long one. She also had some in her make something for Christmas thing.

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« Reply #7 on: June 18, 2009 06:45:27 PM »

Heeeeeey, we never cooked OUR pinecones! Anyways, I was thinking a garland would be awesome. Kinda like a popcorn garland, only teeny spruce cones (or alder?). I also really like the styrofoam ball ornaments!
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« Reply #8 on: June 19, 2009 01:39:00 PM »

you could just put them in a large pot or bowl mixed with some fairy lights. Our fire place doesn't work so we did this and put the pot in the heart, so it looks a bit like a glowing fire. really nice effect, if I say so myself...........
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« Reply #9 on: June 22, 2009 07:07:28 PM »

Tiny Christmas tree ornaments!  We did this and gave tiny potted trees to a few interns from oversees at my hubby's work.
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