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Turn regular pine cones into these fabulous DIY Pine Cone Ornaments with just a few supplies and add a rustic touch to your Christmas tree this season.
Last week I showed you how to clean and preserve pine cones that you find in the yard, park, nature walks etc, and today I’m going to show you how to turn some of those pine cones into Christmas ornaments for the tree. I really love the rustic charm they add to my Christmas tree, and I even scattered the undecorated pine cones around my living room!
How to Make Pine Cone Christmas Ornaments
What You’ll Need
- Pine Cones (see the tutorial for cleaning and preserving pine cones)
- Berry/Pine branch stems–I bought mine from Hobby Lobby
- Wired ribbon
- Jute twine
- Wire cutters
- Hot glue gun
Note–this tutorial works best with pine cones that have a little bit of stem
Steps to Make Christmas Ornaments from Pine Cones
The first thing you will want to do is cut the pieces of berry and pine needle stems from the floral bunches you choose to use. Be sure to cut the stems as long as you can.
Next, arrange them on top of the pine cone, at the base of where the stem meets the cone. Using a dab of hot glue, glue the berries and pine needles in place. If they happen to have a longer wire stem, wrap that around the pine cone stem for added security. Don’t worry about how it looks because you will cover it later with twine and ribbon.
After the stems are glued in place and arranged how you like, start wrapping jute twine around the base and up the stem. Be sure to leave some extra twine at the beginning so you can tie both ends together when finished to create a loop to hang the pine cone ornament on your Christmas tree.
Be sure to place drops of hot glue as you wrap the twine around the stem to keep it secure. When you have the stem covered, tie the ends of the twine together to create a loop, and cut off the excess.
If you choose to, use a wired ribbon to make a bow and glue it to the top of the pine cone ornament.
I made several different versions of these DIY Pine Cone Ornaments to hang on my tree this year. The ones with plaid ribbon bows are my favorite though! I am really loving plaid this year and paired with the pine cones, it really gives these ornaments a rustic look!
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