Need a break from shopping and want to do something fun and creative with your kids that involves getting fresh air? Jumbo Dog Co-founder Yaël van Hulst likes to come up with a creative holiday project every year. This year she and her boys made a pine cone Christmas tree.
All you need are pinecones that you collect on a walk, a short (but sturdy) branch, paints, a piece of wood, wood glue, as well as a glue gun.
It is fun, festive, and easy! Check out her five easy steps below to create your masterpiece! Happy Holidays!
Collect about 30/40 small sized pine cones (about 3-4” and store bought work too!), as well as a stick/branch that is about 3” in width to put in the center.
Spread newspaper out and start painting (tempura or acrylic paint). You can encourage your kids to get creative using sparkly paint and different colors!
Attach the branch to the base using wood glue. (Make sure to give it plenty of time to dry!)
Once the Pine cones are dry, attach them along the sides of the branch with a hot glue gun, radiating outward. Start at the bottom and work upward, filling in the holes as you go.
Add cotton to make a little winter wonderland and consider adding on some fun little creatures in the snow or even small lights!
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