Is your yard filled with pine cones?
Right before Thanksgiving a friend gave me a bag of pine cones. She had collected too many for a project at her son’s school and she wondered if I could use them.
OF COURSE I CAN!
There are so many different pine cone crafts you can create. They are fun to decorate with this time of year.
Today I am going to show you how to make a pine cone Christmas tree. This is so easy and your kiddos will enjoy helping too! Let me show you how to make them.
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- 1 medium size pine cone
- green spray paint (or green acrylic paint and paint brush)
- glittery diamond dust paint (or white glitter for sprinkling)
- pom poms
- hot glue
- hot glue gun
- newspaper to protect things while you paint
Gather up your supplies.
Take the green spray paint and evenly coat the pine cone. This is a job for an older child, with supervision, or for the adult.
If you’re using acrylic paint and a paint brush, evenly apply a coat of the green paint all over the pine cone using the brush.
It is best to do this work over a sheet of newspaper or paper you’re recycling.
If you’re using spray paint, wait for the green paint to dry and then spray it with the diamond dust spray to add a layer of snow.
If you’re using glitter instead, sprinkle glitter over the wet green paint before it dries.
Now, let it dry 100%.
Once it is dry add the pom poms using hot glue.
I used a bit yellow pom pom on the top of the pine cone to represent a star.
I used smaller pom poms in different colors to represent lights and decorations on the tree.
Super easy and a keepsake you will cherish forever!
We love these.
You could even tie a loop of bakers twine to the top of the pine cone and hang it on your own Christmas tree as an ornament.
Mine are sitting on a shelf in my living room.
Either way they are precious (and fun) as can be!