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shellbell005
« on: October 31, 2009 11:51:13 PM »


So I got a 2 dollar hot glue gun and a 2 dollar bag of glue sticks for the hot glue gun the other day, and I ended up making these lil things yesterday.

I saw something like these, but i can't remember where, but thought they would be cute as an ornament, the only problem?

I can't figure out how to attach the ribbon.. Or if i should add anything to them. Any advice would be wonderful! *And please comment on what you think of them* Thanks for looking!
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roccstarr75
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2009 12:35:55 AM »

depending on big/heavy this is, it would make a lovely brooch.
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shellbell005
« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2009 01:00:25 AM »

Ohhh i haven't thought about that. That would be cute! And it's not that heavy at all! I had cut all the little "leaves" off of the pinecone, then glued them together in the shape of the flower. So its just the 'leaves' and glue. Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2009 02:49:08 AM »

They are cute.  How does the back look?  Did you use a base to it?  I would make a ribbon loop, glue it to the back, and finish it off with a piece of felt, fabric, or paper to hide the loop.  But that may also depend on how that balances off the flower and how it will hang.  If it hangs too much forward and the flower is heavy and hangs facing down, you may need to balance it off with something, or place the loop elsewhere.
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« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2009 02:57:59 AM »

The backs are still open, i haven't figured it out that far yet! And like i've said before they are SUPER light. So maybe if i covered the back with foil/fabric and attached the ribbon it would make it hang nicely. I've made about six of them so far. The longest part is cutting the little 'leaves' off the pine cone. *I never knew pine cones were so sharp!*
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shellbell005
« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2009 03:46:50 AM »

Here are some more of them and a shot of the back, sorry it's such a cruddy quality picture! I don't have a camera besides my phone!
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RuneAriala
« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2009 05:20:01 AM »

These would be really gorgeous on a center piece, maybe with some sprigs of green pine needles.  Maybe glue them/secure them to some wire to insert into some foam.  I think that, even if they are really light, they would be still heavy or strangely shaped to hang from ribbon without drooping or flipping sidewise without being mounted in a secondary manner.
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« Reply #7 on: November 01, 2009 05:38:08 AM »

They would make a nice addition to a hair clip.  You might need a heavier glue, though.

Also, maybe you could spray them with a little color and make a decoration for a package.
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daisycurls
« Reply #8 on: November 01, 2009 08:23:32 AM »

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=321292.0

There kinda like these pistachio shell brooches that were posted on here.

You could put 2 together and the ribbon up the middle in a loop..Then to cover the gap put some leaves in between?
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Katydidnotdo
« Reply #9 on: December 19, 2009 10:26:52 PM »

You know those plastic name tags they clip on you when you are at places like the zoo or hospital.... well I would repurpose those clips (or buy new ones at the office supply store)... hot glue them to the back... then just clip the pine cone flowers (too cute for words) onto the branches. 
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