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Beginner TimeTime needed to complete the project 1 hours 30 minutes

Lose yourself in a winter wonderland with our cute Christmas pine cone trees. Designed with children in mind, our painted snow tipped pine cones look great in this rustic table decoration.

What you'll need

Tools & equipment

  • Pine cones
  • Mounting board

Pine Cone Trees

Want to get creative with the kids? Why not give our ‘oh-so’ fun pine cone trees project a try?

Part 1 – Select materials and paint

Select your pine cones and the board to mount them on. Using a small paintbrush, paint the pine cones green. For the best results, be sure to get a good coverage. The small brush will give you access to all the nooks and crannies. Allow time for the paint to dry. If you want to speed this part up, use a hairdryer for faster results.

Part 2 – Recreate snow using paint

Next, add some white paint to the tips of the pinecone to represent snow. Paint the tips. Be sure to put a bit on the branches of the Christmas tree.

Part 3 – Decorate

Decorate your Christmas tree the way you would like it. Here, we put some small coloured dots of paint to look like baubles or fairy lights. You could also use glitter to add a bit of sparkle or pipe cleaner tinsel!

Part 4 – Glue

Glue the finished mini Christmas trees to your mounting board. A hot glue gun is the easiest way to do this as it has great gap filling quality. Alternatively, sand a flat on the bottom of the pine cone and use a PVA glue.

Part 5 – Oil your board

Using a food safe oil, oil your board. Follow the drying time before serving the christmas nibbles of your choice.

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