Turn a simple round ornament into a natural beauty using pinecones flecked in gold.
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Place pinecones stem-end down on newspaper or cardboard and spray with metallic gold paint.
Use a loop of painter’s tape under the base of each pinecone to hold it in position for painting.
Brace the round ornament on the roll of painter’s tape and apply a dab of hot glue to the bottom of a painted pinecone. Immediately press the pinecone against the ornament and hold it until the glue cools.
Test the fit of additional pinecones on the ball before gluing them in place in a tight bunch.
After covering the ornament, hang it from a string or wire and spray on an additional coat of gold paint.
Cut a piece of ribbon about 12 inches to 18 inches long and glue the ends to the ball to form a loop for hanging. Add a bow from the same ribbon if desired.
The loop can be attached to a light fixture using a wire or cable ties, or tacked to siding as desired.