How to Add Pine Cones and Burlap to your Christmas Decor
Christmas decorating often includes pine cones at our house. Fortunately we have plenty of pine cones available around our pine tree. But even if you don't have supplies available in nature, you can easily complete this project with options we provide in the tutorial.
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Crafts made with natural materials are perfect for indoor or outdoor decorating. We love adding pine cones to a table centerpiece or making pine cone ornaments to complement a holiday wreath. We even use them in the sandbox for kids sensory play!
Pine cones are durable, easy to work with, and come in a variety of sizes and colors.
You'll find a post on our Pine Cones Pinterest board that explains how to clean pine cones when you bring them in from outdoors.
Besides the pine cones you will need a hanger, like this one that was attached to a hanging planter.
I always end up removing the hanger and setting the flowering plant pot into a larger deck planter. I add gravel to the large planter pot and set the flowering plant on top. This gives the flowering plant more height for better display!
The hanger is the base for this pine cone craft, which, by the way, you can make it in 3 easy steps!
Burlap is the final ingredient for this activity. It's a popular fabric for crafts because it has natural appeal and can be shaped and cut and glued and more!
Now that you have all the requirements, let's get started!
1. Glue the pine cones to the hanger.
Apply a bead of glue along the narrow strip of plastic with a glue gun.
Press and hold the pine cone in place for a few seconds to help secure it to the hanger.
This is the back view of the hanger, after a few pine cones were glued in place on the other side.
2. Glue a burlap bow to the hanger.
Follow this simple tutorial to make a burlap bow. The bow is made without any gluing or sewing!
Attach the burlap bow near the top of the hanger with the glue gun.
This is the front view of the hanger.
3. Add some color.
We have a yew tree that always needs trimming so I was happy to snip a few little branches with red berries attached.
It's the perfect finishing touch to this Christmas decoration!
This craft is an fun and easy way to use natural materials in your holiday decor.
Visit our Christmas Pinterest board for more holiday crafts and activities!
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