Have you made a pinecone Christmas tree yet? All you need are a few crafting supplies to get crafty this Christmas. We love this craft because it’s super simple and super adorable, too! Kids and adults will have fun crafting some pinecones into miniature festive trees that can be placed on the mantle or hung on the tree. Now, let’s get started!
Things you’ll need
- Craft paint
- Small paintbrush
- Paper plate
- Paper tube
- 2 metallic pipe cleaners
- Glue gun
- Yellow paper
- Pom poms, beads, or sprinkles
Cut a paper tube in half and use them as support while painting your pinecones.
Next, use a small paintbrush to paint your pinecone in green or white. Be sure to cover all of the surfaces and set it aside to dry. Feel free to add a second coat of paint if needed.
Now for the fun part! Okay, well all the steps are fun but this one is extra fun. Pour some white craft paint onto a small paper plate. Roll your painted pinecone in white paint to coat the tips of the pinecone.
Twist two or three pipe cleaners together to make a long piece of garland. Wedge the tip of the pipe cleaner in the bottom of the pinecone and continue twisting it up.
Dip mini pom poms in some white glue and add them to your miniature tree. Decorate your tree however you like for some extra flair!
You can make your tree stand up on its own by making a tree base. Cut a quarter of an inch off a paper tube and glue cotton to its surface to make a snowy base. We unravelled some cotton balls to make ours.
Adult step: attach your pinecone Christmas tree to the base using a hot glue gun.
To make your tree into a Christmas tree ornament, tie a loop of ribbon in a knot. Use hot glue to attach it to the top of the tree. We added a star detail to ours. You can make one with yellow construction paper or use a shiny gold or silver star sticker.
Now, share your Christmas tree ornament for all to see! If you post a picture on social media, be sure to tag us so we can see!
Happy Holidays, Super Simple fam!
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