Your­self! CRE­ATE IT

Ready to give your home a dose of Kim Ja­covich’s clas­sic win­try style? Add Christ­mas cheer to a pil­low and then craft a sil­ver pinecone chair dec­o­ra­tion.

Country Sampler Holiday Homes December 2018 - - Festive Homes -

Pinecone Chair Dec­o­ra­tion

Em­bel­lish your din­ing chairs with charm­ing sil­ver pinecone swags. For each, spray a medium-size pinecone with sil­ver paint and let dry. In­sert an eye hook into the top cen­ter of the pinecone. Thread a length of hol­i­day rib­bon through the eye, wrap around the top rung of the chair, and fin­ish by ty­ing into a bow. Wire two to three branches of fresh greens to­gether and at­tach to the un­der­side of the bow.

Vin­tage-style Pil­low

Trans­fer any old-fash­ioned graphic onto a cot­ton or linen pil­low cover with this sim­ple tech­nique. First, down­load an im­age from a web­site of­fer­ing copy­right-free graph­ics. Re­verse the im­age, ad­just to an ap­pro­pri­ate size, and print out us­ing a toner-based prin­ter. Trim around the outer edge of the printed im­age. In­sert a piece of thick card­board in­side your pil­low cover to pre­vent bleed-through. Trans­fer the im­age onto the fab­ric us­ing a trans­fer medium and fol­low­ing man­u­fac­turer’s in­struc­tions or tu­to­ri­als avail­able on­line. Some ar­eas of the im­age may ap­pear slightly hazy, but this helps add a vin­tage look to your piece.

EM­BEL­LISH­ING NA­TUREIf you pre­fer to let some of the nat­u­ral color of the pinecone re­main, dry brush just the edges with sil­ver paint.

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