The following Thrifty Little Craft on PineCone Christmas Trees was completed and written by my Dad, Jim Kohn. His "Helper" is my youngest son, who is now 14! They completed this project every year for so many years and I have some beautiful Christmas Decorations that I will treasure for a lifetime!
The best part about it...you can probably round up the supplies you need already in your house or hit the $1 store for variations!
Ready, Set, Go !
A moist cloth should be used to clean the Pine Cones then let dry. Try to use Cones with a flat Bottom as they will stand up better when displayed. Take the Cones outside to Spray Paint, not too heavy, and then sprinkle with glitter before the paints dries. KIDS are real good at putting on glitter - remember, this is “Christmas Crafts for Kids”. Allow plenty of time to dry.
Cover the Dining Room table with plenty of Newspaper to collect lose glitter and you're ready to decorate!
Have the kids glue on the colored balls first - any color anywhere is a good rule of thumb - they can’t go wrong.
Allow a few minutes to dry then add other items such as Christmas cut-outs, Sequins, Ribbons, buttons, yarn - the possibilities are endless.
Pipe Cleaners or Ribbon can be used for Garland by wrapping it nicely in and around the Pine Cone. Attach Pipe Cleaners end to end, using different colors or stick to one color - both ways look good.
If you have a small angel lay it in atop of the tree and glue it on three sides to provide stability. Anything your child would like to see atop the tree will also be the perfect choice, after all this is a Christmas Craft for, yup… KIDS!
If you like this simple DIY craft, be sure to leave a comment! Our "Guest Writer" (my Dad!) would love to hear it!
HAVE FUN! This will be great for the days when school is out and kids are bored!
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