Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Twinkling Pinecone Basket

This past weekend I started decking my halls and feeling jolly.  We managed to get a new tree up and mostly decorated, some of the outdoor decor up and a few key decorations out.  One of those key decorations is this DIY basket of twinkle lights, jingle bells, glitter stars and gold pine cones.


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I made this basket nearly 10 years ago (waaay before I ever heard of blogs) and year after year it's my favorite piece of winter decor.  It was super simple (and inexpensive) to put together - just add a strand of clear lights to the bottom of a rustic basket and top with a mix of gold painted pine cones, jingle bells (from the Dollar Store), and a glittery ornament or two.  The Merry Christmas velvet tree ornament was bought at a craft show long ago - It never really stood out on the tree, but it's the perfect accompaniment to the basket.


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I love the warm glow that the lights provide and how the glitter on the ornaments really sparkles at night!


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12 comments:

Natasha in Oz said...

This is such a great idea. It looks festive with the lights and so natural with the pine cones- I love it!

Best wishes,
Natasha.

Liz @ thequickjourney.blogspot.com said...

That is so festive! I can't believe you made that basket! That looks great!

I would love for you to link up with me:

http://thequickjourney.blogspot.com/2011/12/find-your-craft-friday-link-party.html

Heaven's Walk said...

What a darling idea! I love the lights in the bottom of the basket. :)

xoxo laurie

Ms. Kathleen said...

So clever! One thing we have here in the mountains is pine cones!

Jessie K said...

Very pretty! It's so cozy-looking!

Jen said...

How charming! A couple of big urns filled with your twinkling pinecones would make a lovely entryway welcome. I'd be thrilled if you shared this at the Head to Head Showdown, going on right now at www.icantstopcrafting.blogspot.com ~Jen

So Many Little Things said...

Something about this is just so Christmas-y to me! I like it a lot. Thanks for sharing.

Simone said...

What a clever idea! I love how you have illuminated the pinecones.I imagine you could use this technique for many different decorations - very clever!

Natasha said...

love it

would love it if you could share this on my link party Serenity Saturday at www.serenityyou.blogspot.com

Natasha xx

Jess@Balancing The Dream said...

sooo cute!!!

Erin of Salvaged Whimsy said...

I love the natural look of this! Beautiful!

marissa said...

I love this idea it fits perfectly with my decor

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