Martha Stewart Living, October/November 1993
Remove glass and back of frame. Mount D-rings onto the top edge of the frame, if desired.
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.
Allow the glue to dry overnight. In a well-ventilated room, spray the frame with clear acrylic spray to protect and strengthen the pinecones.
Replace glass, insert picture, and replace back of frame. Attach wire to D-rings or hardware on back of frame, and hang picture.
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)
Clear acrylic spray
Wire, for hanging
Adhesive-backed Velcro (optional)
Ribbon, for hanging (optional)
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.