On the way from the local grocery store, the day after an almost apocalyptic wind storm (I do not want to play down the recent hurricanes in the Caribbean, but I haven´t yet experienced a big crane turning around by itself!), the ground was full of broken branches and twigs from the trees. I thought it would be a waste not to pick them and use them for our next crafts. In the shopping bag, I carried a purchased star which I intended to use for decorating the lighted pinecone Christmas tree. And so an idea of making twig stars with children crossed my mind. The tutorial is very simple and the final stage of the decoration can handle even the smallest!
Although it may seem unbelievable, even after this and last year’s creating many things from the pinecones (Christmas wreath, pinecone figures and angels), I still have a bunch of this natural material. And since we won´t have our Christmas tree at home this year (we will be celebrating Christmas with our parents back in our home country), I decided to make a smaller version of it from pinecones. So in this post, you will find a how to easily make a lighted pinecone Christmas tree.
The success of the fall pinecone figures has inspired me to work with this natural material again and try to create Christmas ornaments: Pinecone angles. The tutorial is very simple, and you have a lot of room for fantasy how to decorate your angels.
As you may have noticed on the blog, this year’s DIY crafts were in the spirit of jute (here, here and here). It is no wonder, therefore, that I decided to make a jute ribbon (or burlap) Christmas wreath. It´s really easy to make and I think the result is pretty awesome.
This year’s Advent wreath I had thought-out a long time in advance – I knew that this time I want to try to make a wreath of cones. That’s why I, bearing in mind one of my this year´s posts, was like a squirrel, and when walking with children, I carefully gathered pine cones of all shapes and sizes.
Originally this post had been titled “Christmas crafts for kids,” but when I started making these cute snowmen, I realized that it was not an entirely suitable activity for very small kids. Dute to the fact that the process involves working with the glue gun. But at some steps you´d certainly need small children’s fingers to help you 🙂 So let’s see how to do these cute snowmen …