Johnny and I have a mismatched collection of ornaments. Some are from his childhood, some are from mine and some we seemed to have picked up somewhere along the way. After getting everything on the tree this year Johnny commented that he really liked one of our 'picked up somewhere' ornaments, a pine cone. I agreed completely and decided that our tree could use a few more.
I knew that doing craft projects the week of Christmas was a bit crazy ( I suffer from ' putting more on my plate then I take off' syndrome' ) but I also knew that this would be a quick and simple project. I already had a hot glue gun, and I picked up some different sized red ribbon ( $2 a piece) and a bag of decorative pine cones ( $3.38 for the bag) from our local Wal-mart. A dab of hot glue to the tops of the pine cones and a bit of red ribbon and my project was complete. I started and completed this project ( and almost 20 cones) all during a 30 minute episode of Fashion Police.
Our new little ornaments were the perfect addition to our tree. As I was crafting away I couldn't help but wish that I had thought of this little project sooner. What a great little addition these ornaments would have made to our gifts this year! I think next year our friends and family can expect to see these adorable little guys on top of all of their boxes!