Pinecone Projects!!!

This time of year there are MANY people with an abundance of PineCones!  Get out your crafting leftovers and scraps and throw some of these EASY PineCone projects together.  Use your imagination and have fun.  You can even get the kids in on this.

If your not lucky enough to have any pinecones laying around your yard, you can always pick some up at the dollar tree or other type of similar store.  Or if your looking for a free version but don’t have a park nearby to walk be sure to check out FreeCycle.org.   Post on there, that your looking for PineCones.  You’d be surprised how many people are willing to give them away.

Here are some crafty PINECONE ideas I’ve collected from around the net:

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Cheap Laundry Room Upgrade!

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Get rid of those bulky and ugly looking detergent bottles.

Make your laundry room look like it was designed right out of a magazine!

Dump your laundry detergent, bleach, softener, etc into glass containers and label them with chalkboard labels.

Supplies Needed:

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Wooden Picture DIY

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If you love the wood look or have a wood theme going on with your interior designing, then you will absolutly love this new DIY project!  Your friends and family will be amazed at your artistic hand and these make wonderful gifts!

What you will need:

(Note:  for the photograph, If there are any words you will need to “flip” the photo or negative before printing, otherwise the words will read backwards.)

Instructions:  Short video posted by Crystal Hethcote explains and shows how to do it.

Gardner’s Seed Book (Great Gift Ideal)

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To start the project I purchased some “garden themed” fabric. To fix the fabric to the album covers use any glue that’s suitable for both cloth and paper.  The project takes about 1/2 hour to complete.  I plan on keeping an eye out for some more spiral bound albums to recover and use for specific types of seeds. I could use one each for ‘Flowers’, ‘Herbs’, ‘Vegetables’, ‘Greens’, and so on. I think that an ordinary album might be trickier to use for this project because seed packets are thick when stacked one on top the other. Using a spiral bound album is far more practical when creating a seed album since it can help create space.

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DIY Accent Lamp (Modify Monday)

MoneyMamma101 is back in time for Modify Monday to invoke another awesome idea on how to make a DIY Accent Lamp!

This is an awesome project and makes great use out of things you would normally recycle or throw away.

The most important step:

LET YOUR MIND BE CREATIVE!

Yours doesn’t have to look like this one.  Create one that will match your decor or tastes.  Your company will be asking where you got them!

You will need:

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Minion Bowling (Home-made)

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Tons of plastic bottles get thrown away each day.  Why not make it a Modify Monday and use some empty 2 Liter bottles to make some minion bowling pins?  Here’s the how to:

Materials:

Spray Paint – Yellow & Blue

Glue or Tape

Empty 2 Liter Bottles

 

I took 6, 2 Liter bottles, washed them out and glued the lid onto them.  Then spray the top with yellow spray paint.  Then spray the bottom blue.

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Next print minion goggles. I did an image search to help you find the ones that best fit your style.  Click here.

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If you don’t have access to a printer, you can just draw the goggles on with a black sharpie.  Try not to make them all look exactly the same.  Allow for some variations.

 

Follow these steps to finish your minions:

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Time Out Chairs

Time to get creative and make a great looking time out chair for your little ones.  Here is a collection of some I’ve found around the internet that caught my eye.  Which kind would you want?

Frame is made out of wood while the hourglass is made from 2 soda bottles that have been cut. They are joined by a wooden bead. (Via http://itsalmostgenius.com/index.php/almost-genius/a-2-minute-time-out-chair/)






Simple chair painted and written on. Also attached a hand kitchen timer. I’m not so sure the timer is a great idea to have in that spot. If your kids are anything like mine they will turn the dial on the timer to speed up their time. (Via http://followpics.co/time-out-chair-cute/)



The chair says “If time you spend upon this seat perhaps the dead you won’t repeat.” (Via http://enchantedleaf.com/FantasyFurn1.html)



Simple design, Find a chair you like and add your own paint. (Via http://www.pinterest.com/pin/4011087141752048/)