When is it considered acceptable to put up the Christmas decorations? With everything that’s been going on this year with covid and for us personally with loved ones being unwell, it just feels as if it’s about time the kids had something nice. Obviously we have no idea what the situation is going to be in December but I personally think that it’s looking likely that we won’t be able to have our big family Christmas. It sucks but at the end of the day if it does come to that we will just have to do what’s best for everyone. Even if this Christmas isn’t the same there is always something really warm and comforting about Christmas decorations and I know this year my house is going to be going full Santa’s grotto, hence why were making these cute little pinecone fairy Christmas decorations at the beginning of November!
This cute little craft definitely requires grown up aid if using a glue gun but it’s just too sweet to not share!
Heres what we used
Mini craft sticks
How to make these festive fairy decorations
Take the pine cone and paint it in your chosen color before putting it aside to to dry.
Once your pine cone is dry, use your glue gun to attach a pom pom centrally on the bottom of the pine cone.
Take a length of pipecleaner and twist it centrally around the base of the pom pom until secure. This will make the fairy’s two arms, we then used a small dollop of glue to secure the fairy’s arms in position on the pine cone.
Make the wings by twisting the ends of a pipe cleaner together at the middle to make a figure of 8. Then take some cord and tie it into a loop. Glue the wings and loop securely on to the back of your pine cone.
Finish off by making a little wand for your pine cone fairy Christmas decoration. To make ours we used a mini crafting stick and a festive sequin! Once you have your wand twist it into the end of one of arms so that it looks as if she is holding it. Once dry your festive fairies are ready to hang on the tree or gift to a loved one!
With all the beautiful weather that we’ve been having lately weve been trying to get outdoors as much as we possibly can. The other day we took a short drive out to a local lake and went for a walk around it. It was such a lovely day and the views were just amazing. On the way back around my little guy came across these really cool pinecones and it inspired us to come up with another pinecone craft. Ted came up with the idea to make this little DIY pinecone fairy craft and even decided how we would make the arms and head too. We think they look fab and plan to glue on a string loop so that we can display them in our kitchen!
Here’s what we used
Pinecone Coloured paints Pom Pom Pipecleaners Glue gun (pva glue can be used but is a lot more fiddly) Scissors
Take your pinecone and paint the end of your pines in your chosen colour before putting it aside to dry.
Once your pine cone has dried, take your pom pom and glue it in the center of the flat base of your pine cone. Then cut two equal lengths of pipe cleaner and glue one either side of the pom pom to make the arms. Curl the end of the pipe cleaners slightly to make the hands.
To make the wings take a pipe cleaner and bring both ends in to meet in the center. Twist the ends around the center of the pipe cleaner to create the shape of a number 8. Then glue your wings on and pinch them into a wing shape. Why not add a loop of ribbon so that you can hang your fairies up? They look adorable!
Can you believe it’s only 9 weeks until Christmas? Where on earth has that time gone?! We don’t generally put our decorations up until the first of December but we love to have as many handmade ones as possible. We recently collected some pinecones and have slowly been turning into decorations for my sons tree. This pinecone Christmas tree ornament is probably my favourite so far purely because it is so simply and fun, whilst I did use a glue gun to make mine, my preschool aged son made an absolutely fab one all by himself using Pva glue (I did use my glue gun to attach the ribbon)! They really are a fun craft for children and adults alike.
You will need
A Pinecone Green paint Paintbrush Small pom poms 1 Regular yellow/gold Pom Pom Glue gun or Pva glue Ribbon
To start making your Christmas tree; coat your pinecone in a layer of green paint and allow to dry.
Use your glue to attach your little multi-coloured Pom Poms to the ‘branches’ of your pinecone tree. These will be your tree decorations!
Glue your large yellow/gold Pom Pom to the top of your pinecone, this will be your star. Your pinecone Christmas tree is finished! If you wish to hang your ornament check out the next step to see how.
To hang your ornament; take a length of ribbon and tie it into a loop. Use your glue (a hot glue gun works best) to glue the knotted end of your loop into the top of your pinecone between branches. Then place a dab of glue onto your star Pom Pom and secure your ribbon there too .
Your tree is finished! How sweet do these little decorations look? They make fab gifts for family and friends too!
This year my son is upgrading from a little tree in his room to a full size one. we like to decorate his tree in handmade decorations and we don’t have a huge amount from last Christmas so we’ve started crafting extra early this year. We decided we wanted to make something Penguin and i’m chuffed with how cute this little pinecone penguin ornament turned out. We will definitely be going pine cone hunting again, just so we can make more of these cuties for the tree and for gifts from my little person to family!
You will need
1 Pinecone White paint Paintbrush 1 Black Pom Pom Small piece of black. yellow and orange card 2 Googly eyes Ribbon Glue gun or Pva glue.
To start making your penguin, take your white paint and brush it over the edges of your pinecone. Once dry, use glue to attach your black Pom Pom to the top of your pinecone – this will be his head!
To make your penguin’s face simply glue to your Pom Pom two googly eyes and a folded yellow diamond shape for the beak.
Next, take your black card and cut out two wing shapes. From your orange card cut out two little feet. Now glue all the pieces into place.
Your penguin is now finished! if you wish to hang your penguin as a decoration then check out the next step.
To be able to hang your penguin ornament; cut a length of ribbon, fold it in half and tie a knot. Use a hot glue gun or a generous amount of PVA glue to attach the ribbon in one of the gaps at the back of your penguin.
And that’s it! Your super simple pinecone penguin ornament is finished! How sweet do these look! I really do love penguins!