Reworking the pine cone basket I made last year, I wanted to freshen it up for the Christmas season. Holidays mean a little more shine, so I covered up the foam in the middle to get it ready to spray paint.
Several light coats of metallic gold were applied, turning the piece over and around to get as good coverage as I could.
It was left to dry for a couple of days. Then, I set it on the workbench to arrange some flowers.
The main focus will be faux red poinsettias.
Around the bottom, I placed holly with berries to help cover up the foam.
Adding some tall berries to the top gave it more design elements.
I filled in the bare spots with picks that were greenery with red accents.
Almost done, it just needs a bit more filler.
I thought I was done, but it has a bare spot on top.
I decided to add even more berries to fill in the top, and a few more in the sides too. Red flowers and berries on top of gold pinecones say holiday special! It will be the centerpiece for the main dining table. That tablescape is coming soon.
Are you crafting this holiday season?
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