Have you ever noticed that if you stand a pine cone upright, it looks a little like a Christmas tree? I wanted mini Christmas trees in some of the other rooms in my house – like my daughter’s bedroom and the dining room – just small enough to sit on the windowsill. Pine cones are the perfect size for this and they are so easy to make.
Pine Cone Christmas Trees
Long pine cones – as many as you want to make
Yogurt pots – same number as pine cones
Silver, gold and white spray paint
Red glitter glue
Step One: Spray the Pine Cones
Spray the pine cones in silver and leave to dry. This should take no longer than an hour. Make sure all the pine cone is covered, including the bottom and inside.
Step Two: Spray the Tips
Spray the tips with the white spray paint. I tried it with the gold but it didn’t really show up too well.
Step Three: Place the Cotton Wool in the Yogurt Pots
Put enough cotton wool in the yogurt pot to cover it but leave a hole big enough for the pine cone. Spray the cotton wool with the gold spray paint. It doesn’t matter if it goes into the yogurt pot or around the edges. Leave to dry.
Step Four: Place the Pine Cone in the Pot
Place the pine cone upright in the yogurt pot and secure the cotton wool around it. You may need some glue to hold it in place but plenty of cotton wool works.
Step Five: Red Glitter Top
It’s difficult to put a star or angel on the top so make the top of the pine cone stand out with some glitter. I used red to really make it stand out, especially against the white and silver.
If you want to cover the yogurt pot, you can do. There are a few options for this. Craft paper works really well and is available in different colors. You could also use felt or plain paper.
If you choose felt or paper, look into creating Christmas stencils and spray paint them onto the paper before wrapping it around the yogurt pot.
Mini pine cone Christmas trees are really simple to make and take no time at all. They’re perfect for an activity with the kids and will add some fun decorations around the house.