If you’re looking for a unique and beautiful alternative Christmas tree, and you have lots of pine cones, then a pine cone Christmas tree might be a good choice for you! This adorable little tree is perfect for tabletop displays or a bigger version can be a festive addition to your holiday decor. You can decide on the size of the tree.
Ensure that you prepare your pine cones before you start so you’re not inviting little critters into your house!
- Large piece of cardboard, can be recycled from a packing box
- Twine and pen
- Stanley life
- Hot glue gun
- Some tape if necessary
- Pine cones
- Tie your pen to the end of the twine.
- Clip the twine to the corner of the cardboard or ask someone to hold it for you.
- Draw an arc. This will be the bottom of your Christmas tree.
- Cut along the line of the arc. You should end up with a triangular piece of cardboard with a point at one end and a curved end at the other.
- Draw lines from the point with the ruler, radiating out to the curved end.
- Cut along the lines with the Stanley knife; don’t cut all the way through. You want to be able to easily bend the cardboard along the lines.
- Apply hot glue to one end of the straight side and join the two sides to form a cone shape. You can use some tape to hold it together if needed (It’ll be hidden by the pine cones.)
- Allow to dry.
- Now you have your Christmas tree!
- Starting at the bottom, apply glue to the base of each pine cone, and stick it to the cone.
- Work your way around and up the cone.
- When you get to the top, you could stand a pine cone on its end as a tree Topper.
- If you decide to decorate the tree, be careful as it is fragile; don’t use heavy ornaments.