I have a collection of neutral Christmas trees and I love adding to it every year. Especially, when I can make it. I recently made one to add to my collection and want to share how to make a pinecone Christmas tree.
I found some really cute tiny pinecone Christmas ornaments and thought they would be perfect! They had some with a bit of white on the tip and also had some without the white. Since most of my tree collection is light color, I chose the white tips.
For this project you will need a Christmas tree shaped form, glue gun and pinecones. I already had this papier mache form on hand, so I used that. You could also use a stirofoam shape, but the advantage to this brown one, is that it doesn’t show between the pinecones as much since it is closer in color to them than the stirofoam would be.
I found tiny pinecone Christmas ornaments at Dollar General for $1.00 for a package of 12. It took about 6 boxes for this 14″ tree. If you are fortunate enough to live where there are pine trees and can find very small pinecones, then that’s even better.
Since these pinecones were ornaments, they came with a loop for hanging. I started by cutting the loop off of all the pinecones.
Next, I started hot gluing the pinecones around the base, putting them as close together as possible.
I continued the process, one row at a time, all the way to the top.
When I got to the top of the tree form, I cut the point down.
This created a flatter surface and made it easier to glue a pinecone at the top. (Sorry, for the blurred photo.)
I have so many other neutral trees to add to this when I get my Christmas decor out, but this gives you the idea.
I love how it turned out!!
Obviously, you could make any size tree you can find a form for.
I hope you enjoyed this post about how to make a pinecone Christmas tree, and would love to know if you try making your own! As always, I love hearing from you.
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