Pine Cone Table Top Christmas Trees!

Greetings Everyone....

I hope this first week in December has been a good one for you so far....I have been suffering horribly with my Fibromyalgia, but, today is much better. I, did however, work on one of my favorite holiday crafts this week. Here in South Georgia with have Pine trees everywhere! Of course, we all remember making Thanksgiving hand print turkeys when we were younger, but, several year ago, after looking at the hundreds of pine cones all over the yard, I did something different.

After, researching the correct way to prepare the pine cones for being inside, I made Pine Cone Christmas Trees! Collect the pine cones and place them in a metal pan in a pre-heated 350 degree oven for 15 to 20 minutes, depending on your oven. Then, grab a pair of glove and your glue gun and start forming the trees. Now, I do use a pair of cutters and trim off the sharp needles on the pine cones:






Now, comes the fun part....painting and decorating! I did not have any acrylic spray paint, so, using a regular paint brush and my regular acrylic paint I painted each tree. Then again using my glue gun I added little decorations from what i had on hand. The blue tree was made for my precious 81 year old neighbor, Ms. Flo, who hasn't had a tree in years.....and the green one I did for my daughter who recently ended a relationship and did not feel like putting up a big tree:







I have to say that they loved them, and, so do I.....my Fibro has prevented me from making anymore, but, I hope to before Christmas actually gets here.....so, if you have tons of pine cones in your yard, this is something easy and fun to make!

Blessings,
Deborah

Comments

  1. Absolutely adorable, and in the true spirit of christmas you make them to share with others. Sorry you are hurting. I haven't had a bad time for a while and sometimes we forget that it will hurt again.

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    1. Thank you s much, and yes, hurting was the worst I've ever had today....but, finally feeling better!

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  2. These are so cute. And very clever to stack them up and form a tree. Of course the fun is in painting them afterwards. Happy Holidays!

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    1. Thanks so much! Happy Holidays to you also!

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  3. These are so pretty! Thanks for sharing. Enjoy this Christmas season.

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