Introduction: Artificial Succulent Art
This is how to make a piece of art that looks like succulents from pine cones.
Shadow box frame
saw or large cutters
pine cones tons of sizes
hot glue gun
Step 1: Prep Your Base
Either build or buy a shadow box frame. I found you can get cheap art and just cover it. I made this one with a bad "live laugh love" piece. I also like to cover the inside with fabric the color of the moss I plan to use.
Step 2: Prep the Pine Cones
Using a saw cut your pine cones into slices. You make need tongs or clamps to hold them to cut safely. You can also use large cutters like bolt cutters, or a hack saw. Now use craft or spray paint to paint each slice. Once all painted hot glue them in the frame. Its best to lay it out first to ensure a good look before gluing them. Once glued tuck reindeer moss in between them. No need to glue it, just take a paintbrush handle and poke it tight between the pine cone slices.
Step 3: Finish
There you have it, an amazing piece of art that looks alive. Just with no need to water or upkeep it. Have fun building.
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