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Christmas Ornaments and Decoration Crafts


Pine Cone Wreath
Glue the pine cones to the mat board. (Step 2)
Glue the pine cones to the mat board. (Step 2)

Put a natural twist on a traditional decoration with this pine cone wreath.

What You'll Need:

5×5-inch square of brown mat board or cardboard

Pine cones: about fifteen 1 inch in diameter; about thirty 1/2 inch in diameter

8mm round beads: seven red; eight green

15-inch length of red and green plaid ribbon, 5/8 inch wide

8-inch length of red satin ribbon, 1/8 inch wide

  1. Using the pattern you can download here, trace and cut a circle from the mat board. Glue the one-inch pine cones standing upright in a circle on the mat board; arrange them so they fit tightly against each other.
  2. Glue about half of the 1/2-inch pine cones on their sides on the outer edge of the mat board in the spaces between the one-inch pine cones. Glue the rest of the 1/2-inch pine cones around the inner edge of the mat board in the same way. It might be easier for you to arrange the pine cones if you use tweezers.
  3. Glue the beads onto the wreath.
  4. Tie a bow in the plaid ribbon, and cut "V" notches in the tail ends. Glue the bow to the top of the wreath. To make a hanger, fold the satin ribbon in half to form a loop, and glue the ends to the back of the mat board at the top of the wreath.

Adorn your windows with the beautiful Christmas Window decorations you'll learn about next.

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