Since, like my sister, I am a huge fan of DIY projects, I decided to add a little rustic flair to my Christmas tree this year by making these super easy ornaments. So turn on your Christmas music and get out your craft supplies, it is time to trim the tree!
Materials: Jute Twine, White Acrylic Paint, Scented Pinecones, Ribbon, Paintbrushes, Glue Gun
Directions: Paint the ends of each pinecone layer with a little white paint so as to look like snow on the ends, I did one side then let it dry flat, and then did the other (only needed one layer of paint). After it dried I glued the jute twine to the top with a glue gun. I kept some like this and others I tied some satin ribbon around for an added effect. There is a similar tutorial here (which does not include the painted ends).
Materials: Clear Glass Ornaments, Fake Snow (Epsom Salt or Sea Salt), Twine, Mod Podge
Directions: I used the 3 inch Styrofoam balls and starting at the bottom wrapping jute twine all the way around, glueing frequently with the hot glue gun. I continued to glue all the way until the whole ball was covered and finished at the top. Afterwards I cut a short piece of the twine and hot glued it to the top of the ornament to create a little hook.
When I was done, I couldn’t wait to hang my new ornaments on the tree!