November 18, 2011

A Creative November: Michaela Noelle Designs

Hi Kelsey readers!
I'm Michaela and I blog over at Michaela Noelle Designs.

Today I'm sharing a great way to embellish your holiday mantel...and if I know bloggers, I know they love a good DIY (:

The Pinecone Garland:

Buy 2 bags of pine cones and lay them out on some newspaper.

Get your white spray paint ready.

I painted the pine cones, spraying from the top so it lightly misted the tips.  The key here is to spray some more heavily than others, that way it will look more like real snow since they'll all be different!

Next is the messy fun part:

{See how my nails are covered in white spray paint?? I was scared it wouldn't come off, cause my mani still looked good! But spray paint comes off super easily with Goo-Gone.  Thank the Lord!}

After spraying them white, I just lightly misted each one 1 more time so the glitter would stick.  You can either roll the pine cone in the glitter or sprinkle it.  I sprinkled (:

Then I strung them all together using white string and tying a knot at the top of each pine cone. You'll notice the one behind the first pine cone doesn't have white on it.  That's because I wanted to do a little mixture of white and not white...just to mix it up a little!

Here it is all strung up and put in place:

With some letters from Michael's and gold paint, I also made the NOEL sign inspired by the Pottery Barn one...

There ya have it! Easy enough, right?! 

Thanks for having me, Kelsey! Happy Holidays to all your readers (:




  1. What a great mantel! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Thanks for having me, Kelsey (: Fun to look back on Christmas and think of new ideas this year, too!

  3. Beautiful pictures...I love your Christmas decoration...


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