While taking a walk I *noticed* these things on the ground under a magnolia tree. Odd, cone-like, architectural…interesting.
You know how Martha Stewart used to always say go into your backyard and find this wonderful natural thing? And you didn’t have anything similar? Ya, me too. Well, there was something in my neighborhood that was incredible. So, I picked up a few. I played around with them…and went back to pick up more! hahahaha.
I used Tattered Angels sprays that I had on hand in Fall colors. The bowl is a family heirloom. For me this works perfectly as a natural centerpiece, it is interesting, has color, and is the right height.
These could easily be glued into a tree shape, used as part of a place setting, to adorn Christmas gifts, or as Christmas tree ornaments.
- Clean and prepare the magnolia cones as if they were pine cones. You don’t want bugs!
- Spray. I used: Glimmer Mist: Penny, Cranberry, and French Lime; Chalkboard: Bittersweet, and Canary. While I sprayed randomly I also tried to keep the darker colors to the base.
- Arrange in your vessel.