Hello G2B readers and friends. Now that Thanksgiving and Black Friday are all said and done, it’s time for CHRISTMAS!!!!!! Woot Woot! Can you tell I have been a little excited. So to start off the holiday season I decided to make some cute little decorative trees. I mean who doesn’t want a cute little tree sitting around the house that they made. Am I right or am I right?!?
Welcome to the pinecone décor treatment. Pinecone’s are just synonymous with the holidays in my eyes so I chose to make a pinecone shaped Christmas tree. (a small table sized one of course). Might I add they are FREE. I picked mine out of my neighbors yard. I don’t think they minded
- First you need a Styrofoam cone. Whatever size you want.
You will also need pine cones, some brown paint (to paint the Styrofoam cone), a glue gun and some gold spray paint (if you want to add a little color to your pine cones).
Then I took my cone and glued it down into a small clay pot. (I found this cute one at a yard sale but you can get them at craft stores as well.) Then I painted the cone a brownish color so that you can’t see the cone after the pinecones have been glued on.
I started at the bottom and hot glued the slightly larger pinecones around the base. (I would do one pinecone at a time and put pressure on the pine cone after hot gluing so that it pushed into the Styrofoam a little bit.)
Then using smaller pinecones, work your way up the cone saving the smallest ones for the top row. I saved a really nicely shaped pinecone for the very top and sat it upright to complete the pyramidal look of a tree.
This was ridiculously easy to create and I think it looks really elegant especially when grouped with other trees.
You can see how I made the other trees -here-