String Up the Season

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String Up the Season

written by alexa bricker

String Up the Season

Festively fun and simple, this cranberry pinecone garland will look wonderful no matter where you hang it. And, for extra holiday cheer, use scented pinecones to bring a delightful aroma into your home all season long!

  • Natural or store-bought pinecones
  • Spray paint (gold or silver), optional
  • Whole cranberries
  • Needle
  • Waxed floss/string
  • Shellac
  • Felt
  • Hot glue gun and glue
  1. If desired, spray the pinecones with a thin coat of spray paint.
  2. Allow the pinecones to dry, and, in the meantime, use a needle and waxed floss or string to string up the cranberries. Leave enough space in between each for a pinecone. Spray over the berries with shellac to preserve them.
  3. Secure the pinecones to the string of cranberries by placing a piece of felt on the top of each pinecone, with the string underneath, and securing with hot glue.

Make your home fun and festive with this homemade garland, and don’t forget to take a photo of your decor to share on Facebook or Instagram with the hashtag #ALMcreate. For more ways to get crafty this season, visit

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Posted in How-To, Issue 86 Vol 2 on Sep 26, 2017