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Topic: Pine Cone Succulent Garden  (Read 6801 times)
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« on: March 12, 2018 08:51:30 AM »

A couple of weeks ago I saw a pintrest post about a pine cone floral wall art and then I saw one about a pine cone succulent wreath (sorry I dont have the links) and decided to combine the two ideas.  

I collected a ton of pine cones from my neighbors yard (probably 25 to 30) and then went about cutting them in half with large clippers (used for cuttings metal).  After I cut them im half I took needle nose clippers and shaped them.  I used both end of the pine cone.  I then painted them and repainted them and then repainted them again before I was happy with the way they looked.  I really wanted them to have some depth and to look as closely to a real succulents as I could.  I am pretty please with how it turned out.  I enjoyed the project so much that I am going to make a flower one soon.

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« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2018 09:40:24 AM »

ingenious! beautiful! so well made! They all fit in perfectly and the toned down colors are awesome
I love this project. they remind me of succulents, like hens n chicks!!
what a nice job you did

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« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2018 09:47:38 AM »

very nice job!  Your painting skills make them look very much like succulents!  Love how you varied the height of the pine cones...my favorite is the third one down on the right...the touch of rose on the tips definitely looks like some of my hens and chicks!

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« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2018 10:16:04 AM »

This is fantastic!  So beautifully done. 

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« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2018 10:36:36 AM »

I totally thought these were actually succulents. But theyre better because theyll never need water!

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« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2018 11:34:28 AM »

WOW! You really nailed it! Congratulations! I'm going to pin this... if there's one thing I have A LOT of, it's pine cones. Thousands upon thousands of pine cones.

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« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2018 02:52:25 PM »

This is so beautiful.  Would look awesome to have a huge one laid flat with a heavy sheet of glass over top to make a coffee table, or a desk top.  You could even hide little critters or fairytale characters among the small forest.   
« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2018 04:17:23 PM »

Wow. This is amazing!!!

« Reply #8 on: March 12, 2018 05:38:12 PM »

I am 100% dead serious to type I'm having a hard time wrapping my head around this. Your painting is so realistic! I DIG succulents but painting is def an area I struggle with. All your highs/lows really give the project the depth to make it lifelike! And your color palette is On.Point.!

Gah! Supah cool!

« Reply #9 on: March 12, 2018 08:30:29 PM »

So cool. Great job and execution.
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