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Easy Pine Cone Christmas Ornaments

I’ve got an easy Christmas ornament idea to share with you, ornaments made from pine cones.  When I put our tree on our porch this year, I decided that I wanted to decorate it with handmade ornaments and I wanted it to have a rustic look.  The pine cone Christmas ornaments that I created ended up being perfect for this tree and best of all, they were nearly free to make.

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Here you can see how these pine cone ornaments look on our porch tree.  I’ll soon share a tutorial for the other ornaments on this tree that I made.  You can see more of our porch’s mostly vintage Christmas decor here.Christmas Porch Decor - virginiasweetpea.com

How to Make Pine Cone Christmas Ornaments

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Supplies

Pine Cones – I gathered mine locally but if you don’t have a source, you could always buy pine cones at the craft store.

Twine

Scissors

Glue Gun and Glue Sticks

Spray Snow

Supplies to Make Pine Cone Christmas Tree Ornaments

Procedure

Step One – Bake the Pinecones

After gathering the pine cones, bake them at 200 degrees for at least 30 minutes to kill any insects that they might harbor.  I baked mine for 45 minutes just to be safe.

Bake Pine Cones to Kill Insects

Step Two – Add Twine to the Pine Cones

Cut twine for hanger and knot.  I did not measure this, I just eyeballed a pleasing to the eye length and went with it.  Glue a twine hanger to the top of each pine cone.

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Here are all of the pine cones that I picked up with twine hangers attached.  I worked on this in our family room so that I could watch tv while I worked.

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Step Three – Add Snow to the Pine Cones

Spray each pine cone with spray snow.  Be sure to cover your work surface.  I used a piece of parchment paper,

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I bought this can of snow in 1991 and finally used up the last bit of it for this project.  I guess I can say that I got my money’s worth from it!

Spray Snow from 1991

Step Four – Hang the Pine Cones to Dry

Hang the pine cone ornaments so that the spray snow can dry.  I used two broomsticks to hold my pine cone ornaments.

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Hang and Enjoy!

After the spray snow dries, hang the pine cone ornaments on your tree and enjoy!

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Sherman has a new ornament for this year. I’ll soon share how I made it.

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Christmas ornament made with a pine cone coated in spray snow with a twine hanger


9 Comments

  1. I love this and it is so simple. I have a whole box of pinecones sitting on a shelf somewhere. Time to go find them!

    1. You can also freeze them to kill any insects that are in them. I love crafting with pine cones because they are free!

      Paula

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