Clusters of Goodness

6 weeks ago, I saw this pin on pinterest and loved it:

Then last week, I was browsing Pottery Barn’s website and admiring all their gorgeous Christmas decor. Again, I happened upon a similar image:

See that red arrow? Pointing to the price? Yeah. Guys, you know I have a pretty huge crush on Pottery Barn but … I knew there was no way on this green {brown?} earth that I was going to be shelling out $19.50 for that.

Nosirreebob.

So I made my own.

Knock-off Pottery Barn Pinecone Cluster - so festive! Plus, all it takes is ribbon, glue, and pinecones!

It’s a simple project that you can do. You can even get your kids/friends/husband/pets involved. {And no, there’s not a correlation between husbands & pets. I just happened to list them right next to each other. And yes, I did have to use spell check to learn how to spell “correlation.”}

My kind hubby, Jonathan, grabbed these pinecones for me several weeks ago while he was getting firewood. I know – what a guy, right?

Here’s what I started with:

Knock-off Pottery Barn Pinecone Cluster - so festive! Plus, all it takes is ribbon, glue, and pinecones!

Red satin ribbon {$1 at a yard sale}, 7 pinecones, & hot glue {just imagine it’s there}.

Fire up that hot glue gun, squeeze out a bit on the end of your pinecone, & place the ribbon in it:

Knock-off Pottery Barn Pinecone Cluster - so festive! Plus, all it takes is ribbon, glue, and pinecones!

I wanted my pinecones to be somewhat staggered in length, so I just kept holding the glued pinecone+ribbon up to figure out what length to cut my next piece of ribbon.

Keep gluing until all your pinecones have ribbons attached. In my original pin, you can see the ribbons are tied together in one big knot. I like that idea, but it didn’t look good when I did it, so I decided to add a bow on top.

It’s attached to my door using a 3M wreath hanger. I just positioned the ribbon on top of the hanger like this:

Knock-off Pottery Barn Pinecone Cluster - so festive! Plus, all it takes is ribbon, glue, and pinecones!

And there you have it! My very own pinecone cluster which cost me $1 + about 20 minutes to make.

Knock-off Pottery Barn Pinecone Cluster - so festive! Plus, all it takes is ribbon, glue, and pinecones!

It looks easy, right? That’s because it is. Simple & beautiful decor on my kind o’ budget.

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40 comments

  1. Diana says:

    Thanks for the idea! We have tons of pine trees, and I’ve been wanting to do something with pinecones for Christmas decor this year. I’ll give it a try! :)

  2. LOVE, LOVE! I have a huge box of pinecones just waiting for me to do something with them :) love that is almost free if you use ribbon you already have. I like your bow better too – the red is so festive!

    can I have your white door?? cause I love this but it would look horrible on my burgundy outside door. May have to hang it on my inside white door :)

  3. Christa says:

    ooohhh…you could always do it on your burgundy door with some yummy cream ribbon. or poppin’ gold..or silver. Ooohhh…maybe silver – that would be gorgeous! and it would go with your new colors!

  4. Dawn Bateman says:

    I have a bunch of large pine cones that I had no idea what I was going to do with them. Now I know… Thanks for the inspiration! Now I just have to find a color ribbon that I like.

  5. Vicky says:

    Oh my goodness, just found this on Pinterest! I have bags of pinecones that my kids collected and wasn’t sure what to do with them. Now I know – thanks so much.

  6. Kristi says:

    I love these so much! I love the simplicity and the boldness of the bright red ribbon. I’m adding this on my to-do list if I ever find the time!

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