Handcrafted for the Holidays: Glitter Pinecone Ornaments

Handcrafted for the Holidays

Glitter Pinecone Ornaments created by Katie from Skunkboy

Our handcrafted tradition begins with a cold-weather scavenger hunt!  We search for things like pinecones and fallen branches to bring home and make into ornaments.  It’s a fun way to stay in touch with nature during a season where we mostly stay indoors.

On this particular day we came across a gaggle of geese, some squirrels taking food back to their home, and a bunny near a slow-moving brook.  After staying and playing at the park a little, we took our findings home (the fallen branches and pinecones, not the animals!) and made some pretty ornaments for our Christmas tree.

If you don’t have access to pinecones in nature, you can purchase some at your local craft store.  After we gathered some, we took them home to hang them on the tree!

Supplies: pinecones, tacky glue or Elmer’s glue, paint brushes, ribbon, glitter

Instructions:

Step 1: Coat your pinecone in glue with a paint brush.  We used tacky glue diluted with water so it was easier to spread.

Step 2: Once your pinecone is covered in glue, shake the glitter all over!  You can use any color glitter- we went with a shimmery white so it would like like they were coated in snow.

Step 3: After your glue has dried, tie a ribbon around the stem, or if there is no stem, glue the ribbon to the top.  Now you can hang it on your tree!

Katie, Poesy & Hope wearing Minnetonka 5-Layer Fringe Boots, 3-Layer Fringe Boots and Ankle Hi Tramper Boots.

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