Update: I have decorated this little tree many ways since this first version. To see…
Update: I have decorated this little tree many ways since I first created it. To see it decorated for different seasons and occasions, Click Here.
My husband had helped cut down an evergreen tree for our neighbor. When we cleaned it up, there were tons of little pine cones on the ground. I collected them, washed them, and let them dry. I had a styrofoam cone on hand. I decided to add my pine cones to the cone : ).
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This particular tree’s pine cones were on the small side, at about two inches long.
First, I taped brown construction paper to the white styrofoam cone, in case the pine cones did not cover the entire surface. I used a hot glue gun to attach the pine cones. Did you know that you can buy a “low heat” hot glue gun? I don’t know how long they have been available, but that is what I bought when the one I had fell apart. I really like not burning my fingers on super hot glue.
I started at the top, and worked my way down the cone. It took a bit of time, but it was not hard to do.
And here is the finished cone! It is about fifteen inches tall.
I really like how it turned out. I thought about adding some glitter, but I decided that I like it how it is.
Here is another picture in a more natural light setting. I think I’m going to use this “pinecone cone” among some low light live plants above the fridge in my kitchen. It has been hard to keep plants alive in this particular space, but I won’t have to worry about that with this piece! It was a lot of fun to use supplies that I found in nature, instead of buying something from the store. God’s creation is amazing!
Miniature Pinecone Tree AFTER!
Here it is in its current home above the refrigerator. I think it looks so nice up there with my plants… and I don’t have to water it, or worry if it has enough sunlight! : )
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