- Pine cone
- A pint sized smooth side mason jar
- Cream spray paint for primer
- Silver spray paint
- A star charm
- Gold fuzzy (o.O) yarn
- Red nail polish
- Gold glitter nail polish
- Hot glue gun & glue sticks
OK, now we're ready to get started :)
Step 1: Spray the pine cone with the cream paint. Make sure to get into all the little layers, but don't let the paint get drippy. Let it dry for a few minutes.
Step 2: Spray your cream colored pine cone with silver paint. While the cone is drying, paint the lid pieces of the mason jar silver as well. Let everything dry fully.
Step 3: Paint both sides of the star charm with the gold glitter nail polish. Set aside to dry.
Step 4: Hot glue your beautifully painted silver pine cone to the inside of the mason jar lid. My cone was a tad lop sided, but I just made it stand straight in the HUGE puddle of hot glue.
|I realized I didn't take a picture of the freshly glued cone, so you get this after-the-fact photo. Sorry :)|
Step 6: Attach your yarn 'garland' at the bottom of the tree with a dot of hot glue, and wrap around a few times. Attach it at the top with another dot of hot glue. Set aside.
Step 7: Hot glue your glittery star to the top of the cone.
Step 8: Screw the jar on to the lid and...
You now have a cute mini Christmas tree for your table or mantle. Hurray ^.^
I'm pretty sure there's a way to make this into a snow globe with water and glitter, but I don't have any glitter & didn't feel like researching how to make that work.
If you decide to make one of these, I'd love to see it! Leave me a comment or link :) Happy holiday crafting!