Making Pinecone Christmas Trees
Pinecones used either alone or in clusters can be decorated to make delightful mini Christmas trees. This is a guide about making pinecone Christmas trees
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August 29, 20070 found this helpful
These are little Christmas trees made of pine cones. I recommend this craft for kids 8 and over. These take about 2 to 2 1/2 hours to make.
- 2 to 4 inch pine cones, with or without a stem
- a Popsicle stick
- hot glue gun
- several sizes and colors of small beads
- green acrylic paint
- small paint brush
- To make the Christmas tree stand, break or cut 2 inch pieces of Popsicle sticks and cross them over each other to make an X. Use hot glue to glue them together where they cross. Be careful not to touch the glue. It is HOT!.
- To level the "stand" put a dab of glue on the bottom end of each top Popsicle stick. Flip it over quickly while the glue it hot and press it lightly on a flat surface to flatten the glue and hold it there a few seconds while the glue sets. Lift it carefully and turn it back over.
- Put a small amount of glue on the center of the X and place the bottom of the pine cone into the glue and hold it there until the glue sets.
- Paint the pine cone green and let it dry. Then in each pocket of the pine cone, insert a colored bead and secure it with a tiny amount of glue.
Debra Frick0 found this helpful
January 7, 2009
These trees are quite easy to make and they would look great on a table or any small place you would like to put them. They also seem to be the right size to go with the miniature villages that are so popular these days.