How To Make Glitter Pine Cone Ornaments

Pine cone ornament in Christmas tree
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Add some sparkle to your tree with these glitter pine cone ornaments. It is simple enough that even small children can help.

Difficulty: Easy

Time Required: 15 minutes to prepare, 1 day to dry

Here's How:

  1. Prepare the Pine Cones

    For this craft, you can use either unopened or opened pine cones. Clean opened pine cones with water and bake on a foil-lined cookie sheet at 200 F for 1 hour to drive out bugs and further open the cone. Since the sap can potentially (although rarely) start a fire, stay in the kitchen while you are preparing them.

  1. Paint the Tips

    Use a foam paint brush to paint the tips of the pine cone petals with glue.

  2. Apply the Glitter

    Shake glitter onto the glue. You can use one color, or combine several.

    Suggested colors:

    • Green
    • Red
    • White
    • Gold
    • Silver
  3. Dry the Pine Cone

    Allow your glitter pine cone ornament to dry at least overnight.

  4. Create the Hanger

    Attach a loop of ribbon or yarn to the top of the pine cone so it can be hung.

What You Need:

  • Pine cones
  • White glue
  • Ribbon/yarn
  • Glitter
  • Paper plate
  • Bowl
  • Foam paint brush