Well it’s official: the Christmas prep has started in our house 🙂
We’ve been having fun with some homemade Christmas crafts, making these cute DIY Christmas decorations from pine cones and pom poms. Is there any limit to the crafting potential of pine cones?!
I do love homemade Christmas decorations. They’re so full of personal meaning, and a great way to spend some fun time crafting with the kids. Every year our Christmas tree becomes more and more a tree of lovely family memories. At such a hectic time of year, I find that a bit of leisurely crafting really helps prevent the mounting excitement spilling over into all-out mayhem too!
DIY Christmas ornaments: how to make pom pom pine cone tree decorations
Once you’ve chosen your *pine cones, you will need a few other supplies to make your decorations:
You can use a *hot glue gun instead of PVA glue to stick the pom poms onto the pine cones, but if you’re doing this craft with children I think it’s easier and safer to use PVA. If you do use a hot glue gun, I would absolutely recommend an adult does the gluing part for younger children.
Use your paintbrush to add dabs of glue to your pine cone where you want the pom poms to be.
Once your glue is in position, add your mini pom poms. Push each one gently into the glue, to give it a good chance of sticking. The shape of the pine cone should help to hold them in.
Once the glue has dried, cut a length of string and tie it around the top of each pine cone. Aim to have the top of the pine cone in the middle of the length of string. Then tie both ends together to make a large loop.
Now all you need to do is hang them up!
Aren’t they great? The kids went for the multicoloured pom pom look, but I think they’d also look brilliant with a single colour.
More Christmas fun
You might also like to check out these other homemade Christmas crafts:
This guide on how to make pom poms is handy if you’ve caught the pom pom bug.
You can also download my free printable Christmas nature scavenger hunt – this is perfect if you’d like to get everyone out of the house in the fresh air but don’t have much time to organise things!
And finally, my guide to buying the best real Christmas tree will help you choose a beautiful tree for your home.
Have you got any suggestions for natural homemade Christmas decorations? Do share them with me in the comments.