I’m a pinecone picker-upper! I have a private mantra that goes…”never leave a pinecone behind”! Woodland walks usually end with my pockets filled with them along with sappy fingers! I search for evergreen trees just to scoop up their pinecones!!! I think pinecones are beautiful and useful and their many conical shapes intrigue me! And they remind me of Christmas! So this year I’m using pinecones in all their glory and making them the star of my Christmas decor. I’ve even created a WOW FACTOR CHRISTMAS ORNAMENT that features a big sugar pinecone! It’s so so easy to make and will add a big organic/glam statement to my tree! Let’s make a knock-your-Christmas-stockings-off ornament! I’ll show you how!
You just have a few more days to enter!
Today I’m joining in 31 HANDMADE CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS! A big thanks to Diane at AN EXTRAORDINARY DAY, Mary Beth at CUPCAKES AND CRINOLINE, Malia at YESTERDAY ON TUESDAY, and Steph at THE SILLY PEARL for making this fun Christmas diy series happen!
Disclaimer: So sorry for the poor images. My good camera is broken and I’m waiting for it to be fixed. It could be another month! Sob!
I can’t wait for you to try your own hand at this super simple to make pinecone ornament! And here’s the best part… you are only limited by your imagination! Use big sugar pinecones like I did to make a few WOW-factor ornaments for your tree or make an ornament using smaller pinecones or long white pine pinecones! Find a ribbon you love and show it off on this ornament. And use embellishments of your choice! You can even add snow to your pinecone and flock it!
Just be creative!
If you make one new Christmas ornament this year… make it have WOW FACTOR!
Here are the materials you will need…
- sugar pinecone
- small faux wreath of greens
- extra bits of assorted greens
- faux berries
- small Christmas balls
- fabulous ribbon… It’s all about the ribbon!
- hot glue gun
- u pins
- Glue the wreath to the top of the sugar pinecone
- Glue more greens to the wreath. I used pine sprigs, more evergreens, and boxwood. All faux.
- Make a big, pretty bow! Glue it to the top of the wreath. Glue it down with lots of glue! If you want to know how to make a Christmas bow, go HERE.
4. Use a U pin to create a loop on the pinecone so a hanger can be attached. I attached the U pin after I put on the ribbon. But to show you how I attached the U pin to the pinecone I left off the bow to demonstrate.
5. Press the U pin into the pinecone just behind the bow. Add hot glue to make sure it holds
6. Embellish with berries and Christmas balls
I’m making 6 of these WOW FACTOR Christmas ornaments for my tree this year! How about you? Will you add one or a few to your tree or front door or stairs this year too?
And wouldn’t these make a pretty gift?
You might like to see these other easy Christmas ideas…
Make sure to visit Amy MOD PODGE ROCKS tomorrow to see her Handmade Christmas Ornament!
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Here are all 31 Bloggers in order of their appearance:
Day 1 – The Silly Pearl :: Day 2 –Yesterday on Tuesday
Day 3 – Cupcakes and Crinoline :: Day 4 – An Extraordinary Day
Day 5 – Knick of Time :: Day 6 – Pet Scribbles :: Day 7 – Simply Kelly Designs
Day 8 – Town and Country Living :: Day 9 – Petticoat JUNKtion
Day 10 – The Everyday Home :: Day 11 – Up on Tippy Toes
Day 12 – Remodelando la Casa :: Day 13 – DIY 180 :: Day 14 – 504 Main
Day 15 – Sum of their Stories :: Day 16 – At Home with Jemma
Day 17 – The Kim Six Fix :: Day 18 – Shabby Art Boutique
Day 19 – Morena’s Corner :: Day 20 – My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Day 21 – Our Southern Home :: Day 22 – Domestically Speaking
Day 23 – The Crafting Nook :: Day 24 – Sweet Pea
Day 25 – Dukes and Duchesses :: Day 26 – Heathered Nest
Day 27 – Lovely Etc. Day 28 – Stone Gable Blog :: Day 29 – Mod Podge Rocks
Day 30 – Running with a Glue Gun :: Day 31 – All Things Heart and Home
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