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Project

Pinecone Frame

Introduction

When actress Lorraine Bracco isn't busy playing a mobster's psychiatrist in "The Sopranos," she likes to relax by making craft projects, like this pinecone picture frame. Because the process is somewhat time-consuming, have a friend join you -- it's an ideal time to catch up.

Materials

  • To add a holiday flourish to your pinecone frame, cut a piece of ribbon to the desired length. Attach adhesive-backed Velcro to the back of the frame and the corresponding pieces to the ribbon. The ribbon is purely decorative; the picture will still be hung from the wire.
  • D-rings, for hanging (optional)
  • Foam brush
  • Craft glue
  • Small pinecones
  • Clear acrylic spray
  • Wire, for hanging
  • Adhesive-backed Velcro (optional)
  • Ribbon, for hanging (optional)

Steps

  1. Step 1

    Remove glass and back of frame. Mount D-rings onto the top edge of the frame, if desired.

  2. Step 2

    Using a foam brush, apply a small amount of craft glue to the face of the frame, and affix pinecones; arrange them in neat rows, or group them randomly. The glue dries quickly, so work in small sections.

  3. Step 3

    Allow the glue to dry overnight. In a well-ventilated room, spray the frame with clear acrylic spray to protect and strengthen the pinecones.

  4. Step 4

    Replace glass, insert picture, and replace back of frame. Attach wire to D-rings or hardware on back of frame, and hang picture.

Source
Martha Stewart Living, October/November 1993