Pinecone Christmas Trees

Tis the season to dig into the craft cupboards and get everyone into that festive feeling. We’ve had the pinecones lying around in our fall decorations for months and thanks to some Pinterest searching and a little creative magic, I had a fun little ideaTis the season to dig into the craft cupboards and get everyone into that festive feeling. We’ve had the pinecones lying around in our fall decorations for months and thanks to some Pinterest searching and a little creative magic, I had a fun little idea.

‘Tis the season to be jolly! Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la.

While we’re waiting for snow and the ground outside is mostly a big mud pit, it’s also the season to dig into the craft cupboards and get everyone into that festive feeling. We’ve had some pinecones that we collected over Summer lying around as a part of our fall decorations for months and thanks to some Pinterest searching and a little creative mommy magic, we came up with this fun little idea.

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We still have some miniature flower pots left over that I used to make another craft months ago and they were exactly the right size to make mini-tree stands for our pinecones (similar to what I’d seen on Pinterest). Then we played around with the idea of painting the pots gold or white to match some of our other Christmas decorations but thanks to an old black shoelace that I found in the depths of the craft supplies a better idea came to mind.

You’ll need:

Pinecones.
Mini-pots.
Red, green and gold paint.
Black shoelaces.
Scissors.
Paintbrushes.
Hot glue and a glue gun.

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First I set the boys to work on the pinecones. I like to keep a roll of craft paper in the pantry so that I can easily roll out what I need to keep the table covered, it isn’t a fool-proof method of keeping the table completely clean but it works well enough. Side note: we also always try to remove the boy’s shirts and put on their painting smocks before we get colorful. Jaxon was mostly just excited to color his pinecones green like the Incredible Hulk but that kept him focussed enough that I didn’t need to hawk-eye him with the paint. Meanwhile, Archie and Morrison were convinced that it was a race so they kept their eyes on the prize and their heads down while I prepped everything else.

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Happy little trees.

 

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Bright and merry pots.

Both the trees and the pots are super easy for little ones to do but the rest requires a hot glue gun and quite a bit of adult supervision.

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Hopefully, you can have some fun gathering pinecones with your little ones before the snow falls and give this craft a try! It’s definitely a lot of fun to watch them light up with joy when they see the finished product. For more fun craft ideas follow this link and as always, thanks for reading!

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