Last week I shared with you a mini pinecone wreath that I had made from a bag of pinecones that I had found in my Fall bin when I was putting the Halloween stuff away. Not really sure where they came from, but they were in a grocery bag so I’m sure the kids picked them up on one of our many walks in the woods.
So when I was putting together the tiny wreath, I had an idea to also create a Pinecone tree. I mean why not, I had plenty of pinecones.
So here is what I did to make it.
I took a cereal box from my recycle bin (Cheerios I think) and rolled it into a cone and then used masking tape to hold it together. #classyiknow Then, I cut the bottom of “cone” so that it would stand up on table.
Then, I covered the paper cone with pinecones. I just randomly glued them down using hot glue making sure they were laying “flat”. Main goal here was to hide the cardboard cone.
Then I glued more pinecones, these were sticking out this time, into the spots where the others connected or anywhere that I could still see cardboard. Make sense? These were sticking out instead of the first ones laying “flat”. I just used random sizes of pinecones throughout.
I can’t say it was a fast craft but it was easy and did I mention free? And I think it’s cute. Except for all those strings of glue still attached to tree. (I’ve since removed them (or have I)).
Here is the mini pinecone wreath I made last week too.
And I also used a few pinecones on my Rustic Christmas Wreath.
So now I’m fresh out of pinecones, unless I drag the kids into the woods with me. Who’s kidding who, I’ll probably be the crazy lady filling bags of pinecones so I can make crafts for free. 😉
Have you started Christmas crafting yet?