Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Pinecone Crafts

This week we used all those pinecones we collected this fall to make some easy and fun crafts.

For our first craft, we used the pinecones to create little pinecone Christmas trees.  The kids glued tiny pom poms onto the pinecone to make trees.  They loved this craft and made a ton of these.

For our second craft, we used our pinecones to make pinecone bird feeders.  We tied a piece of yarn on one end of the pinecone.

Then the kids spread peanut butter on the pinecone and rolled them in birdseed.

Then we hung them on our tree outside.

Since we still had a TON of pinecones left, I decided to use some to create a pretty pinecone hanging.  For the hanging, I just glued some pretty ribbon to each pinecone, using a small dot of hot glue to keep it in place.  Then, using the loops made from those ribbons, added them to another ribbon, and tied it into a bow.  Last, I added a metal loop ring for displaying.  I made one with 3 larger pinecones and another with about 6 smaller pinecones.  These pictures don't do these justice.  I think they turned out really well and look really pretty.

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