DIY Cotton Decor

With fall coming (we wish, haha), who doesn’t want these gorgeous faux plants (that don’t actually look all that good, but somehow they do look good and improve the looks of your home) in your house?

For those with flower allergies, why not replace flowers with cotton? Sounds like a fair trade to me…

And so I present to you:

Supplies:

  • Pine cone
  • Twigs
  • Plant clippers (I really have no idea what they’re called) would be nice, but are not necessary
  • Cotton balls! (from your local store, or anywhere. They don’t need to be organic or gmo free or gluten free or anything like that.)
  • Hot glue gun + hot glue sticks (adult supervision required. Or you can be like me and burn the skin off your fingers – either is fine)
  • Vase (I prefer glass mugs/jars)

Instructions:

  1.  Gather thine supplies.
  2. Pull (or cut, if you have plant clippers/scissors) the pine cone’s seeds off the middle hunk. You can cut them in half if you want to/and if you have scissor thingys.
  3. Take a cotton ball and
    – pull at the fibers and kind of “floof” it
    -gently roll it into a ball again
    -put it to the side and repeat with the next cotton balls
  4. Plug in your hot glue gun. (It’s wise to set it on a piece of cardboard or paper, so that it doesn’t stick to the floor.)
  5. Wait for your hot glue gun to get hot. (It works better if it’s hot and not just warm.)
  6. Take your twigs and cotton balls to the hot glue gun.
  7. Glue the tip of the twig and stick the cotton ball on the tip of the stick, where the glue is.
  8. Repeat with remaining cotton balls.
  9. Gather your pine cone seeds.
  10. Put hot glue on the seeds and then stick them around the base of the cotton.
  11. Repeat, putting three or four seeds on each cotton ball. (Use your own judgment and decide what looks best.)
  12. Put your faux cotton plants in a vase or glass jar/mug!

And there you have it! You are done and now you can set your beautiful creation in your living room, dining room, kitchen or bathroom!

Don’t forget to pin this post in your “fall decoration” page!

Thanks for reading!

-Lizzie