The pine cones are probably among the most popular natural materials for crafting, which everyone knows. From it can be beautiful garlands, wreaths and table decorations as well as funny animals and males make. Crafts with cones makes big and small always a lot of fun. In addition, cones are usually free, because you can accumulate them in different sizes and shapes in the forest and in the park. And a nice side effect is the long walk in the fresh air. Something like acorns, stones and chestnuts For example, cones can also be decorated in different ways or used as building blocks. Depending on your taste, lifestyle and time, you can choose from many deco and craft ideas and today we have a lot for you. You will also learn how to make craft glue yourself and how to easily prepare scented pine cones with cinnamon.
Crafting with cones is fun for everyone!
Crafts with cones: the preparations
Although you can tinker with any kind of cones super fast and easy for Christmas, we prefer the pine or the pine cones. These can be used directly after collecting for crafting, if you need them for short-term flash projects. For several and more demanding crafts, we advise you to tinker with a soft brush from the sand and dirt before tinkering.
The cones can even be rinsed off and subsequently left to dry in the oven at 150 degrees for about 20 minutes. At the same time they are also disinfected and freed from bacteria, fungi and vermin. Allow the cones to flash briefly after baking and allow them to cool completely.
So the cones are ready for crafting!
You can also enchant the cones with beguiling, wintery scents, such as with cinnamon, orange, cardamom or vanilla. And how is that possible? Very easily! It is best always to use real spices and essential oils So you do not have to breathe any harmful substances.
If you would like to make scented pine cones with cinnamon yourself, you can proceed as follows:
You can also add a delicate vanilla scent in the last moment, in addition to your Christmas decoration, especially when it’s on the table. And that goes with vanilla sugar. Simply sprinkle plenty of vanilla sugar over the cones, fir green and candles. It not only smells heavenly delicious, but your decoration looks like it’s just snow-covered.
Even in the natural look, cones are stunningly beautiful
What can be tinkered with cones for Christmas?
Actually… practically everything – original Christmas tree decoration , Garlands, table decorations, lanterns, candlesticks, etc. The cones always look great, whether they are used in nature look or decorated with color and glitter. With the help of very simple materials such as cotton, felt, string and plucking as well as tools such as scissors, hot glue gun and pliers, you can conjure up beautiful Christmas decoration.
Take a look at our picture gallery and choose those crafting ideas that you like the most. Most of them can be copied without any instructions. We have explained others in picture and text for you. For example, would you like to know how to make glittering cones yourself as Christmas decorations? Here comes the easiest guide for you…
Crafting with cones and glitter made easy
Make beautiful Christmas pendants with glittering cones
Such pendants can be hung up practically anywhere – at the window, at the Christmas tree, above the festive table or in the hallway as an atmospheric wall decoration. The choice is entirely up to you.
Materials and tools:
- Pine or pine cones
- craft glue
- Hot glue gun for the suspension (optional)
- Parcel cord, cord and cloth loops
- Glitter powder
The glittering cones can be designed by wooden skewers as plug-in decoration for Christmas
And this is how it’s done:
After you have cleaned and dried the cones, you can smear them with the craft glue and the brush one after the other and then sprinkle them with the glitter powder or roll them in the powder. You can use a large flat plate in both approaches, and preferably lay out old paper or cardboard underneath.
In a similar way, you can also use acrylic paint…
You can remove the holder of old or broken Christmas tree balls and attach this to the pins with the hot glue gun. Then you just need to thread a cord or loop and… done!
On artificial snow, powdered sugar or simply in a bowl, the pine cones look stunning
Crafting with cones is one of our favorite Christmas crafts and we are always fascinated by their versatility and naturalness. They can be combined with everything and look not only glittering magical, but also in the natural look. In addition, these beautiful trees help us to invite nature into our own four walls and make us feel more relaxed and happy.
A lot of crafting fun and contemplative Christmas wishes you the Freshideen editors!
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