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DIY Pinecone Christmas Tree

As of late, my kids and I have been on a total pinecone crafting kick. There’s just something so fun about using them as unconventional tools for making DIY holiday decor. That’s why I’ve been coming up with as many cute pinecone ideas as possible lately! The latest concept was these little pinecone Christmas trees that we made last week. I was so happy with how they turned out that I made one more so I could share how they’re made with anyone else who wants to give them a try.

Pinecone christmas tree

Check out these step by step instructions complete with photos! If you’d rather follow along with a video tutorial instead of written words, scroll to the bottom of this post to find just what you’re looking for.

For this project, you’ll need:

  • A pinecone
  • A sheet of white felt
  • White paint
  • A paintbrush
  • A wooden disc
  • Hot glue
  • A black marker

Step 1:

Gather your materials!

Pinecone christmas tree materials

Step 2:

Use your marker to draw the shape o f a star onto your white felt in one corner. Cut the corner out and then carefully cut out the star. Set it aside for later.

Pinecone christmas tree star

Pinecone christmas tree cutting

Pinecone christmas tree little stars

Pinecone christmas tree glue

Step 3:

Apply a dot of hot glue in the centre of your wooden slide and press the centre bottom of your pinecone down there, oriented so the wider end is the bottom and the smaller tapered end is the top, just like the shape of a Christmas tree.

Pinecone christmas tree wood slice

Pinecone christmas tree add glue

Pinecone christmas tree fix the cone

Step 4:

Use your paintbrush to apply white paint on the tips of the trees “branches”, or the ends of the pinecones spines. You want to paint it sporadically rather than solidly so it looks like a tree covered in fallen snow. Let the paint dry.

Pinecone christmas tree paint the cone

Pinecone christmas tree white paint

Pinecone christmas tree bottom paint

Step 5:

Choose two points on your star to be the bottom two and apply hot glue. Press these carefully into the top of your pinecone so the star sits right on the top point of the tree just like a classic Christmas tree.

Pinecone christmas tree top star

Pinecone christmas tree add

That really is all there is to it! Just in case you’d like to try this project out for yourself, here’s a fantastic tutorial video to help you!