Saturday, November 19, 2011

Wilderness Ornaments

 The Redbird Ornament Made By the Queen

For all of you that may not know...the South is known for their Lady's Garden Clubs.  These clubs have been around for years and years...women getting together to talk about floral arranging, gardening, proper pruning, fertilizing & pest control, decorating...and the list goes on and on...Well, The Cranky Queen is a member of the Camellia Garden Club.
Our "garden club" is different from others because we are not much "into gardening"! LOL...we are more "into the socializing".  Now, we do have speakers or visit gardens & nurseries (even wineries)...& we each take turns hostessing each month, serving wonderful desserts & such...but to say we were "Master Gardeners" would be a flat out lie!
November was the Cranky Queen's month to hostess & as usual, all the ladies wanted me to present a DIY craft.  So because I was feeling less cranky that day, I agreed to give a tutorial on creating Christmas ornaments using pine cones. See the ladies diligently crafting away!
These ladies are just waiting to add ribbon to their ornaments.
Our Garden Club President chose to this "little quail" for her ornament. Didn't it turn out cute?
These are some of the members of the Camellia Garden Club posing with their finished ornaments. 
We had a great time crafting & gossiping (oh, I mean visiting!)
 Other ornament ideas that I found using pine cones.


  1. Those are so adorable!... I especially love the one with the little Quail... we have Quail right now eating the seed that dropped from the birdfeeder above... xoxo Julie Marie

  2. They turned out so cute! I just might have to make one of my own.

  3. Now that's MY kind of garden club!! Can I join? ;o) Love the ornaments....you Crafty Cranky Queen you!! Have a great rest of the weekend! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

  4. What a nice way to socialize! You ladies look like you had a wonderful time!

  5. Thanks for stopping by my blog and for the nice things you said! I absolutely LOVE that necklace you made and the ornaments are wonderful!

  6. I love the ornaments, they are so cute, I think I want to make one... I visiting you from 40 over blog hop, hope you will come and stop by mine and take a look...

  7. Adorable and what fun you all must have had! We don't have these types of 'get-togethers' enough anymore!

  8. I love the pine cone nest ornaments they are adorable! My Mother belonged to the Garden Club in California too! They were more the crafty get together type of club as well :)Although I remember them having large meetings with master gardener guest speakers etc. Those didn't look like the fun ones to me , but I was just little then :)