How to decorate with Pine Cones by Miabo Enyadike

 How to decorate with Pine Cones 

The month of October, till the month of February is the summer season in South Africa. 

While Europe and America are 'Wintered up', we here have loads of sun and rain with hailstones, all at the same time it is a little overwhelming. 

Most mornings, it's already pretty hot and I  take long walks, on the street that is at the corner of my own street.

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I enjoy that walk because of all the tall pine trees, and all I see is pine cones everywhere. I always tell myself, I will pick some next time and paint some fun summer colors.

Maybe use them as decor, in my patio or my sitting room but I always forget to go with a bag.   

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I remembered last Friday and went with a bag and picked as much as I could carry, bearing in mind it was a long walk back home.

Anyway, I got my pine cones, cleaned them up with a small painters brush, then I brushed thinner all over each cleaned pine cone.      


This I did to prevent insects or molding. I then applied white acrylic paint, as the base paint and when they where dry painted them the colors I wanted. 

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I chose colors, that reflect the mixed weather we are in right now. And oh! it's raining but the sun is up, how amazing......ENJOY!

       Miabo Enyadike.

Art bottles decoration by Miabo Enyadike

Turn bottles into decoration and Art

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What can we do, with empty bottles?
What kind of bottles, do we find lying around our homes, the areas we reside in and our workplace.

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what can we do with these bottles after use?
Throw them away or maybe, turn them into valuable pieces, making them useful again.

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At any given time, we have bottles lying around our homes and we have cause to throw them away.

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What if you don't throw them away,
or don't let them become part of the refuse or garbage.

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Some people will argue, that they clog or clutter and litter your space.
That they have become part of the reason, why our environment has become endangered.

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Now, this does not sound attractive, so what can we do about them? or
what can we do with them?
How can used bottles, enhance our lives financially or otherwise?.

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The reality is they can!. 
1. They could be turned into functional pieces like decor pieces, flower vases, accessories.

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They could be made over, into stylish aesthetic pieces, that add to collectibles. 

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 And maybe, the missing link to a fabulous living space.

2. A recycling business could be borne out of bottles, basically collecting empty bottles from eateries, homes, business premises for free or for a token fee. 

And reselling to businesses who need these bottles.

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3. As an Artist, I run an art studio that incorporates bottles into its design aesthetics.

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It is different for me and truly rewarding because the possibilities are endless.

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All you need is your imagination, and how far you are prepared to stretch it.

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4. For the party planners and decorators, old jam jars, mini plain bottles are so hot now. They can

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 turn a space into something romantic and classic, yet sophisticated at the same time when used wisely.

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So welcome to my amazing world, of empty bottles...... 

Go out there and see what you can make, or create from your environment..... Enjoy! 

     Miabo Enyadike