Tuesday, November 27, 2012

An Anthropologie Knock-Off Knock-Off

Wow, that's a lot of knock-off.

Today, I bring you a new Pinterest inspiration!

So, who HASN'T seen this pin yet?  I've seen it about 1 million times, and still love it.
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Well, the bottle brush trees are cute enough.  It is a great idea, and gives some nice color.  However, the first thing that came to my mind was using a pine cone instead of the bottle brush tree.  That is probably because I'm addicted to pine cones.  Pine cones are...well, free.  Unless you buy them, which is silly, because they lay on the side of the road, sidewalk, or your yard.

Without further adieu, let's see the Pine Cone Tree in a Mason Jar...

You'll Need:

  • A jar
  • A pine cone that fits inside your jar
  • fake grass
  • white paint
  • the most over-used paint brush you own
  •  hot glue

First, I painted white on all the tips of my pine cone.  The more chunky and dried out your paint is, the better.  Also, the worse condition of your paintbrush, the better.  It will help you achieve the rustic look you want, and a nice soft paintbrush isn't going to do that. You'll do this first so it can dry.

 Next, you'll want to decorate the lid so that it looks cute on the bottom.  My pine cone is so large you can't see it much, but its better to have it covered in case someone decides to overly inspect your work.  Just hot glue, then press the grass down.

Next, you just stabilize your pine cone in the middle of the lid with hot glue.  You can optionally add glitter, salt or other white substance for a snowy effect.


  1. I must say Pintrest does give visitors a lot of great ideas. I like this pinecone in the jar because it is simple and classic. Thanks for sharing and I am following you now.
    I would love for you to follow along.

  2. I honest to goodness made the Christmas tree one at one of my birthday parties as a kid...seriously...it's ridiculous that they're selling them in stores now! I mean, we just did it as kids at my birthday party...I like your pine cone one though!

    1. Really? haha, I'd never seen this idea until the Pinterest thing! It would be fun to do with kids though!

  3. A double pox on people who buy pinecones scented in cinnamon!

  4. Hi Saxon,

    This is a fantastic idea. I would love to make these for my home and my friends. Now I need to look for a pine cone tree... I might not be able to find much of these as we are having summer now in Australia. Ops!

    Nice to know you via blogging. I'm now your latest follower :D


    1. Haha sorry you're area of the world is fresh out of pine cones! Maybe this winter you can collect them all, and then you'll be ready for next Christmas!

  5. Too cute idea! Yes, you made this your own (always hear that line on American Idol,lol). This would be too much fun for me to do with my Grandbabies. Just dropping in from the Hop to meet you and follow via GFC. Now I am off to nose around and see what else you do:)

    Just drop back by anytime (FRidays are great, I have a hop) but any day is also awesome!

  6. hi. i'm following the GFC blog hop. i would love for you to visit my blog and follow if you like it.


    new follower bev


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