Pine Cone Christmas Tree

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This time of the year, you start to feel the pressure because you see and hear Christmas everywhere and people are talking about gifts!  You better start getting ready now, because it’s just around the corner! Next time you know it, you will be stressing over the last minute gifts and decorations. So, let me make your life a little easier with this tutorial.

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Here is a great craft idea that is easy, simple, and cheap.  Pine Cone Christmas Tree! I vividly remember making this in kindergarten with my teacher. I remember painting it white with multi-colored glitters and giving it to my mom.

You will need:

  • Pine cone
  • green acrylic paint
  • glitter
  • hot glue
  • regular glue or Modge Podge
  • mini terra cotta pot (i got one from Michaels’ for 69 cents)
  • mini star (optional) I used a wooden star but you can use star shaped buttons or cut out a yellow foam sheet.
Simply, paint the pine cone with green paint and let it dry. Apply some regular glue on the edge of each spine on the pine cone and sprinkle some glitter. Once it’s dry, hot glue the pine cone to the terra cotta pot and glue the star on top. Super easy and it’s a great craft project to do with your kids!

I painted white on the tips of the “pedals” of the pine cone to give a “snow” effect. Too bad you can’t really see the glitter on the snow in the photos. I also applied glitter on the star.

You can get creative with the decorations. Use different paint colors, rhinestones, sequins, beads, fluff balls, ribbons, etc. Go crazy with them and have fun!