these two pinecone planters were purchased
shortly after arriving On Crooked Creektt.
As we began to look for a new home,
"Mr. Ed" requested a home with a fireplace.
I knew that the lower level living area
would one day be our Family Room, our gathering place,
our place for celebrations and joyous occasions.
I chose a Lodge decor with a bit of a contemporary vibe
for our Family Room and often use Pottery Barn catalogs for inspiration.
It is on the hearth of the fireplace
that "Mr. Ed's" prized "racks" from his largest scoring deer trophies rest.
These planters are filled with various greenery throughout the year
to camouflage those trophies!
The inspiration for the arrangement within the pinecone planters
came from a Face Book post from a dear blog friend
Liz @ Infuse With Liz.
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After removing the greenery bush previously accessorizing the pinecone planters,
"Mr. Ed" filled them with styrofoam.
Front. . .
. . .Back!
The detail alone on these planters is amazing!
I took faux branches from my Spring collection
and removed all the silk budding leaves until all that was left were bare branches.
From this. . .
. . .to this!
using scissors, I cut the branches to a better overall height,
rounding and straightening the design as I went.
I gathered some very stiff faux evergreen bushes with pinecones attached,
from my Christmas bins, and cut away each individual branch.
Rotating the planter,
I stuffed the evergreen branches close to the base of the bare tree branches
until I was pleased with the overall arrangement.
I just repeated the process in the larger pinecone planter.
These two pinecone planter arrangements were a "no cost" project.
The only investment was my time.
I placed the planters back on the hearth to disguise the deer trophies.
Real pinecones were added around the base of the planters
to fill in the void spaces.
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"Mr. Ed" and I will be hosting Christmas On Crooked Creektt this year.
Seeing the hearth completed for the upcoming Holiday Season
fills my heart with good cheer.
Until next time. . .
On Crooked Creektt will be joining
Susan @ Between Naps On The Porch for Metamorphosis Monday!
And. . .
Marty @ A Stroll Thru Life for Inspire Me Tuesday!
And. . .
Jody and Stan @ Rooted In Thyme for Simple and Sweet Fridays!
Be sure to join these amazing host and hostesses
for inspiring home decor ideas for use within your own home.