Homemade Christmas Ornaments
"Pine Cone Ornament"
Submitted by Dana Fleming of
Hot Springs, AR
How to make this ornament at home...
Supplies Needed: Pine cones (can be found in your own yard, or at a nearby park), Gold Spray Paint (Wal-Mart has cans of their store brand for $1 each), Gold Glitter (can be found in any box store or hobby store), Ribbon (any box store or hobby store), Glue guns & glue sticks (any box store or hobby store), ScissorsStep One: Spray pine cone with gold spray paint, trying to cover as much of cone as possible (I recommend that you do Steps 1 and 2 outside, due to the paint fumes and the messinesss of the glitter. I used pipe cleaners as "handles" for Steps 1 & 2, threaded through the center of the cone, so that I wouldn't get paint or glitter on my hands. The pipe cleaners can then be twisted onto a branch of any tree outside to dry--this is especially pretty if you're painting a lot of cones, as they are very pretty just drying in the tree)
Step Two: Immediately after painting, sprinkle glitter onto cone so that it will stick to the wet paint.
Step Three: Once paint is dry, attach ribbon to top of cone. To attach ribbon, cut a large piece to make the hanger loop and glue that loop to the center. Cut smaller ribbon strips to form loops around hanger loop (I used 5 small pieces). Cut a few more longer ribbon strips (I used 8) looped to attach around the bottom of the other row of ribbon loops.
* You can also skip the ribbon step and just put several of these glittery ornaments in a pretty bowl or hurricane vase to decorate your home, or leave them on your tree outside where you let them dry.
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