Kiddos will have a blast recreating those classic ceramic Christmas trees in this fun DIY using a pinecone and sparkly beads.
- Large pinecone
- Green glitter spray paint
- Terracotta flower pot (large enough for pinecone to just set in it)
- Small wooden star
- Acrylic paint in red and yellow
- Faceted multi transparent pony beads
- Glue gun
- Hot glue sticks
Paint pinecone with spray paint. Let dry completely then repeat with additional coats, if necessary.
While pinecone is drying, paint exterior sides of flower pot with red paint and all sides of star with yellow paint. Let dry completely then repeat with additional coats, if necessary.
Using hot glue, carefully attach beads to end of pinecone scales in desired locations, hole sides facing up and down. Apply dab of hot glue to bottom of star and nestle into top of pinecone. Let dry completely.
Secure pinecone to flower pot by placing line of hot glue inside pot where bottom of pinecone touches it. Place pinecone in pot and let dry completely. If desired, fill pot with beads, pebbles, tinsel or other small items prior to securing pinecone.
STAY SAFE: Please ensure this DIY is done in a well-ventilated area.
ORANGE & FIELD TIP: We used one full can of spray paint for two trees. You may need to use more or less depending on the size of your pinecones.