Have you planned out teacher gifts for your child to take for Christmas? Instead of the traditional candies or lotion, how about getting a little crafty? Here are some super simple DIY Christmas Pinecone Ornaments to share with your child’s teachers or just keep and hang on your Christmas tree!
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DIY Christmas Pinecone Ornaments
One summer when we were driving home from our Florida vacation, we followed a winding dirt road out into the woods of south Alabama. The road was gorgeous and the pine trees were covered with the large pinecones. We started looking around on the ground and found plenty of pinecones just begging to be gathered. So of course, we packed a bag and brought them home with us.
Turning these south Alabama pinecones into ornaments was an easy task. We picked up a few Christmas decorations and got started.
If you don’t have pinecones on hand, you can pick up some up at your local craft store or on Amazon.com.
- Glue Gun
- Christmas Ribbon
- Beads or Fruit
- Star or Accent Pieces
Creating these Pinecone Ornaments is a super easy project. Just gather your supplies, plug in your glue gun and start experimenting. The beauty of this project is that each one can take on it’s own personality and be unique. Pick out your first pinecone and get ready to create.
Attach a ribbon for the hanger
You may attach a hook to your pinecone if you want to use that as the hanger on your tree, but we chose to tie on a piece of ribbon instead of the hook. Just tie it around the top point of the pinecone. Feel free to use a bit of glue to secure the ribbon in place.
Add the ribbons
Cut pieces of ribbon about 6 inches long.
Fold them in half and glue them around the top of your pinecone.
Add Decorative Touches
Glue in beads, fruit, bows, stars or greenery to create the final look for your pinecone ornament.
Create, Enjoy and Share
Finishing your first pinecone ornament is just the beginning. We now have a half dozen ornaments ready for the holiday season. But we’re not done. The kids are already planning to make some more so we can share them with the rest of our family members and friends.
Have you ever created Christmas ornaments using pinecones? I’d love to see your creations.
Looking for more homemade Christmas ornament ideas? Take at this fun list of 25 Homemade Christmas Ornaments!