Pinecone Door Hanger

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Want an easy way to dress up your door for fall? No project could be simpler than this pinecone door hanger.

A pinecone door hanger offers a twist from the usual classic door décor: a wreath.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m a big fan of wreaths—and not just for the holidays. Autumn wreaths made from faux or real branches, berries and leaves just put you in a cheery fall mood. And of course who doesn’t love winter wreaths made from evergreens? Even a simple burlap-wrapped wreath could hang on my door all year.

But why not change it up? This easy-to-make pinecone door hanger requires just a few supplies, and it’s a pretty “just because” decoration.

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Here’s how to make your own pinecone door hanger. Break out your glue gun and some ribbon and you’re almost ready to get crafting.

What you’ll need:
– Pinecones (5-6)
– Ribbon
– Hot glue gun

I found my pinecones by just taking a stroll through my neighborhood and gathering some pinecones that had fallen near the road. You too probably don’t have to walk far to find some pinecones. But if pinecones aren’t available in your area, you can easily purchase a bag full of them at a craft store.

Any style of ribbon will work for this project, but I chose a wider ribbon because it offers more surface area to glue the ribbon to the pinecone. I found my pumpkin-themed ribbon at the Dollar Tree for, obviously, $1. You can use any color or theme you like, and it doesn’t have to be autumn-themed. If you stick with one color of ribbon or a neutral ribbon, you could even leave your door hanger up through the holidays—or all year.

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Once you have your supplies, you’re ready to assemble your pinecone door hanger. Just follow these steps.

1. Trim your ribbon
Cut your ribbon in strips of the same length. I cut mine at about 20 inches. If you decide to go shorter, just remember you still have to gather the ribbons together and tie them when you’re finished.

2. Glue them together
Hot glue the end of each ribbon to the bottom of each pinecone. I folded the ends of the ribbon together a bit and then glued the folded area to the pinecone.

3. Let dry
Allow the glue to dry and harden to the pinecone.

4. Cluster together
Gather the ends of the ribbons together and stagger them, so the pinecones sit at varying lengths. Tie the ends together in a knot with a small cutting of the same ribbon.

5. Show it off
Let the whole neighborhood see your new rustic door hanger. Hang your pinecone door hanger on your front door with a simple nail.

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This fall craft project has really gotten me in the mood for the season. I also love the simplicity of it. You don’t need to spend a lot of money on supplies to create something pretty for your door. Between gathering the pinecones and shopping the Dollar Tree, I made this project for just $1. Happy fall!

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Weekend Things: Photos, Thoughts & Happenings


This weekend, I played the recluse. My days were filled with cooking food, scrapbooking with what I had on hand and enjoying our first real—and probably last—snow of the season.

Winter is fading. I can feel it. Even though the air is still biting cold, it’s coming. I’m ready to start seeds and watch them grow. I’m looking forward to hunting morels. To being in the woods. To getting my hands dirty.


But for now, snow.

So, I stayed inside and made a mess. It felt really good to just have time to get creative. To flex my creative muscles. I was inspired to do a couple of projects that I’ll show you soon! Otherwise, I’ve been getting back into scrapbooking and trying to contain my hoard of paper from college, travels and everyday life.


I also received some beautiful postcards in the mail from The Noisy Plume. I spent probably too much time just moving them around to different spots. (I do that when I really like something.)

If you need some life-spiration, you should definitely check out The Noisy Plume. She makes me remember to appreciate the simple, the beautiful and the real.

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How was your weekend? Good? I sure hope so!

How to Style a Bar Cart (Practical but Pretty)


Besides the convenience of crafting a cocktail on demand, I like having a bar cart because it adds extra storage in a stylish way. The trick is to keep your bar cart from getting messy.


I see lots of pretty pictures and pins of fabulously styled bar carts. But I need mine to be practical as well as stylish. I use mine to store wine glasses, shot glasses, alcohol bottles and other odds and ends every day. My bar cart isn’t just for looking good in pictures. It adds extra storage space to my already bursting-at-the-seams kitchen.

Here are my tips for styling your bar cart for the everyday.

1. Use a tray


This simple wooden tray keeps my random assortment of shot glasses, wine glasses and mini liquor bottles looking organized. It corrals everything together, so items stay put.

2. Line up bottles


Bar carts have to have some booze, right? Well, the trick to keeping all of those bottles from looking messy is to line them up in  neat rows. So simple. But it makes a big difference.

3. Use containers


Containers, such as mason jars and bowls, are great for storing smaller items on your bar cart. For example, I use a mason jar to keep all my straws in order.


When it’s not in use, I also use a glass ice bucket to store wine corks.


That’s all it takes to keep your bar cart looking good every day.


Do you have a bar cart? How do you style it?

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