yesterday I mentioned my goal of decorating for Christmas with projects that are not purchased.
this requires me to think outside the box.
even more so then is normal for me.
so, for our mantel I created these pine cone Christmas junk trees…
aren’t they just the coolest thing ever.
this is a fun, inexpensive craft even for kids.
swap out the liquid gilding for craft paint
and use stickers instead of hardware.
if you want the quick grown-up tutorial here it is…
you need a pinecone.
I used a giant one I had gotten from Michaels on clearance.
hot glue the bottom into a candle holder of some sort.
use liquid gilding all over the pinecone.
this stuff doesn’t take much.
I used 1/2 the container for both.
you could also use paint of some sort but it might take a couple coats.
hotglue items from your junk drawer on.
liquid gild that stuff as well.
add a “star”. I recommend a lightbulb.
or if your kids are doing this…an action figure.
paint that if you like.
add some ribbon for “garland”.
I added some sparkle ModPodge to give it even more of a festive look.
you know your kids would love to glitter.
just use a cookie sheet to catch the mess.
or…use this ModPodge.
it keeps the mess contained!!
you are seriously cool.
and have a unique decoration for your Christmas!
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