Mini Pine Cone Wreath

December 8, 2011

I went for a walk the other day. Yes, I have been known to wear pretty necklaces when I go for a walk.

Fitness for Mums -- walking

As I walked, I collected a few items in my hat. I love collecting things and then challenging myself to create something with the items.

pine cone collections on my walk

Below is one of the decorations the kids and I made with my collection.

Materials

Small pine cones or any other of a similar size (gems, buttons, pipecleaners, pebbles, pom poms, cellophane, paper scraps, sequence)

Craft Glue

Ribbon

Instructions

Simply glue the pine cones on the curtain ring and attach ribbon to hang.

Use

  • Napkin holders
  • Tree decoration
  • Above table decorations
  • Gift for teachers, grandparents friends
  • School holiday activity (go on a nature hunt to collect seed pods and then do the craft at home)

handmade Christmas decorations - pine cone craft -- pine cone wreath

pine cone wreath decoration -- handmade christmas tree decorations

handmade christmas tree decorations -- pine cone wreath

handmade decorations -- pine cone craft -- pine cone wreath

To see what I did with the green leaf prongs, click this picture:

handmade christmas tree decorations

Other Links

To view the entire range of Christmas Crafts on this blog, click here: Christmas Craft.

To view the entire range of handmade Christmas Tree Decorations, click here: Handmade Christmas Decorations.

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mathew andersonNo Gravatar December 19, 2011 at 7:45 am

Hello,

My mom used to make ornaments when we were younger with those same pinecones. Is there a chance you may know the name or type of tree they come from? any help would be appreciated.

You can email me at xjdroid@gmail.com ,

Thanks,
Matt

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Kelly Be A Fun MumNo Gravatar December 19, 2011 at 11:46 am

Hi Matt. I asked Sophie, a seed artist, and she suggested the pinecones (pods/seeds) are from a Casuarina tree (see response below). I recgonise this as the tree I collected them from. You can read more about it here. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Casuarina

It’s wonderful that you have these special memories of times with your mom.

Kelly

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sophie munnsNo Gravatar December 19, 2011 at 11:33 am

Hi Kelly,
good to hear from you!
This looks like a Casuarina species to me. Just google Casuarina to see the wiki entry and have quick look at it.
Have a great festive season!
Sophie

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Kelly Be A Fun MumNo Gravatar December 19, 2011 at 11:41 am

Thanks so much Sophie!

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Kelly Be A Fun MumNo Gravatar December 19, 2011 at 11:43 am

Just had a look and that’s exactly it. Thank again and have a lovely holiday season.

Kelly

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MathewNo Gravatar December 20, 2011 at 6:27 am

Kelly,

Thank you so much for your response. Now I know what to look for to make these ornaments with my daughter =).

Thank you aswell Sophie, I wish you both a very blessed and happy holiday.

Matt

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