Thursday, December 10, 2009

~ Squirrel Chewed Ornaments ~


If you need a gift idea for the nature lover on your list , these squirrel chewed pine cone ornaments would be unique. I collect the cones when I go walking , if you have pine trees and squirrels in your area , you should be able to find them. I just glue them together with a glue gun or tacky glue , add moss and an acorn cap in the center , then add a raffia/twine hanger. So easy and very frugal , but definitely unique. I made my sister a set a couple of years ago for Christmas. This year I plan to use them as decorative gift tags. The actual tag will be made from recycled paper bags with a hole punched and the tag strung through the raffia hanger.
If you like natural ornaments , you may want to check out " Chickens in the Road " , she's making twig stars and they look wonderful. Click here for a peek ~ http://suzannemcminn.com/blog/2009/12/10/making-twig-stars/ .
~ Natural Blessings ~
JoyceAnn

6 comments:

Piecefulafternoon said...

I've got to look for some of those squirrel chewed cones - I've never seen one - and we take lots of walks.

Lib said...

Love the ornies! I love to recycle everything !And this is a great idea.
Thanks for sharing!
Have a warm and cozy wk.end!
Blessins',Lib

MissKoolAid said...

That is definitely unique! Very smart idea!
Hugs,
Sophie

Jeanne said...

Very nice! Simple yet they have an elegance about them.

JoyceAnn said...

Hi JoAnn ~ Hope you find some of those squirrel chewed cones , they're beautiful. The different types of cones produce a unique look when the squirrel is finished chewing/eating them ~ Good Luck!

Hi Lib ~ Glad you liked the ornies !

Hi Sophie ~ Happy you blopped by , Thanks for the comment.

Hi Jeanne ~ You're right , they would look very elegant on a tree , with just white lights and the stars.

~ Blessings to You All ~

Anet said...

This is adorable!
and I love anything squirrely:)