Maria Provenzano has a cute DIY that combines two Christmas staples, trees and pine cones.
DIY Pine Cone Trees
DIY Pine Cone Christmas Trees - Home & Family
DIY PINE CONE TREES MATERIALS:
- Hot glue gun and glue sticks
- Faux berries, small jingle bells or pom poms
- Wooden rounds
- Mason jars
- Mod podge and fake snow or snow-tex
- Small wooden stars
DIY PINE CONE TREES INSTRUCTIONS:
- If you want to use pinecones from outside, look for ones with a flat bottom so they are easier to attach. Bake them in the oven at 200 degrees on a lined baking sheet for about an hour or so to get rid of any pests. Watch them so they don’t burn.
- Adhere chosen adornments to the pinecones with hot glue. If using faux berries, clip off the berries from the stems using wire cutters.
- Attach the pinecone to the base, either the wooden round or jar lid with hot glue. To create a snowy scene, glue multiple pinecones onto the base.
- Add snow to the trees and base if desired. Use a paintbrush to apply mod podge to the edges of the pinecone and anywhere around the base that you want to be “snowy” then pour the fake snow over the pinecone and base wherever there is mod podge. Allow the mod podge to dry completely and shake off any additional snow that didn’t stick. PRO TIP: You can also use snow-tex, just paint it on directly with an artist brush. Allow to dry according to directions.
- Top the tree with a small wooden star using hot glue, place in décor and enjoy!