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How to make pine cone Christmas trees: 2 ways

Love decorating with pine cones for Christmas? Here are 2 ways to make DIY pine cone Christmas tree tabletop decor!

I love pine cones! They are a fun way to bring winter vibes into your home decor without it being like snowflakes and snowmen.

You can use pine cones in a lot of ways, but one thing that’s fun to do for Christmas is to make a tabletop Christmas tree out of pine cones!

I have made pine cone trees 2 ways – one super mini and another a little bigger.

Either is a fun Christmas craft to do alone while drinking wine or with your kids!

Additionally, you could paint these pine cone Christmas trees green. I opted not to, to go for a more “natural” look, but if you want more christmasy, just add green spray paint!

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How to make wine cork mini pine cone Christmas trees

These mini pine cone trees are perfect for holiday place cards, or to serve as trees alongside your holiday village!

How to make wine cork mini pine cone Christmas trees

Supplies needed:

  • Pine cones
  • Wine corks
  • Serrated knife
  • Hot glue gun + glue
  • Glitter paint, sequins, beads, or whatever you want to use as ornaments

Steps to make:

  1. Make sure that your pine cones have fully dried out and opened
  2. Use serrated knife to carefully cut a cork in half width-wise to make it into 2 shorter “stumps”
  3. Use hot glue to attach the cut end of the cork to the bottom of the pine cone
  4. Once that is dry, use glitter paint or glue + sequins to add ornaments!

If you are making this Christmas tree craft for kids, you can use coaster-sized wood sliced instead of corks to make them easier to balance and less likely to be knocked over!

Kids might like decorating with bigger sequins or even pom poms to make an adorable pine cone tree collection!

How to make a tabletop cone pine cone Christmas tree

These tabletop trees can be made from any size foam cone. They come in 12″, 18″, 24″, and 36″ at my local Michaels store!

How to make a tabletop cone pine cone Christmas tree

Supplies needed:

  • Foam cone in size of choice
  • Pine cones
  • Hot glue gun + glue

Steps to make:

  1. Make sure that your pine cones have fully dried out and opened
  2. Starting at the base of the foam cone, apply hot glue to the bottom of each pine cone. Press into the foam cone.
  3. Complete a layer and then work your way up towards the point of the tree.
  4. End with a pinecone vertical on top!
  5. Decorate or paint if you prefer that look

I really loved doing these pine cone crafts. I might have to make a pine cone wreath next!

What are you crafting with pine cones this winter?!

 
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