Okay, I know Halloween is still a week away, but it IS NOT too early to think about and start to make beautiful ornaments for your Christmas tree. Now is the time to make things for Christmas. No stress or hurry! Today I’m sharing a very easy and oh, so pretty little pinecone star ornament. I’m making a batch of them to go on my tree this year! How about you? Want to join in?
Let’s make a pinecone star ornament…
Materials you will need:
- small pinecones (get them HERE)
- hot glue
- spray adhesive (get it HERE)
- course glitter (get it HERE)
- fishing thread or other thin string (get it HERE)
I used the entire bag of tiny pinecones to make enough glittery stars to cover an entire Christmas tree.
First, sort the pinecones by size into groups of 5. I tried to get them as close in height and width as I could to one another. Also, I set aside any oddly shaped pinecones to be used as the centers of the pinecone stars.
Choose 5 pinecones for a star…
Shape the pinecones into a star…
Put a dab of hot glue between each arm of the star where the pinecones touch and join the pinecones together.
Do this around the pinecone star until all the sides are glued together.
Snip off the top third of a tiny pinecone…
And hot glue it onto the center of the star…
Cut a 4-inch length of fishing thread and loop it making sure the free ends are even. Add a dot of hot glue to the back side of the top arm of the star near the top and put the loose ends of the thread into the hot glue making a hanger.
I added a tiny pinecone arm over the glue to cover it.
To get rid of hot glue spiders run a hair dryer on low over the ornament until the unwanted strands of hot glue disappear.
To create a glitter effect…
Spray adhesive on all sides of the ornament. I like to spray inside a box to prevent the adhesive from going everywhere.
From the box put the pinecone star into a plastic container filled with the glitter and spoon the glitter over the ornament covering completely.
Shake off any excess glitter and put the lid on the plastic container and save the glitter for another use.
This year I am using natural elements to decorate my home for Christmas. I think these sweet pinecones stars will look lovely in my tree and on gifts as well!
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