I am sure that you had pine cones ornaments in your Christmas tree when you were a child. I wanted to make some DIY with pine cones for a long time and, after finding some of them, I thought about what to do. First I wanted to create angels but then, I decided to make skiers. As usual, the idea appeared while I was searching in my material. Guided by the principles of reducing the accumulation of materials that will never been used, I always try to use and imagine DIY with what I have in my drawers.
For this DIY, you will need :
- pine cones
- wooden beads, sticks and skewers
- felt, pompoms and pipe cleaners of different colours
- glue and scissors
- for the set : white, blue and green paper, filling wadding and some decorative elements like wood and mushrooms
Glue the pine cones on the wooden sticks to make skis.
Then, glue the wooden beads to make the heads.
For the arms, insert the pipe cleaners between the pine cones scales.
Cut the hats into the felt and glue them on the heads. You can add pompoms if you want.
Add the skewer in the arms. You don’t need to glue them, just fold up the pipe cleaners extremities.
To decorate the Christmas tree, insert the pipe cleaners between the pine cones scales and glue the pompons.
Now you can organize the set. Put a large blue sheet of paper in the bottom. Cut some mountain in a white sheet and place it ahead the blue one.
Cut the pine trees and fix them on the mountain. Cut another white sheet like little mountains and put it ahead the pine tree.
In the foreground put the filling wadding and the decorative elements. You just have to add the little skiers and the Christmas tree on the filling.
I made a star with a yellow pipe cleaner and I put it on the Christmas tree.
And you? Have you ever tried to use pine cones to make some DIY?
See you soon!