If you have any evergreen trees in your yard, or have access to pinecones, then check out this simple way to pretty them up and add them to your tree.
Materials you will need for the Fancy Pinecone:
-bow, flower, tinsel (or something like as a topper on the pinecone)
For this one, you start out by spray painting your pine cone. I sprayed mine gold. I actually found a can of gold spray paint in the clearance isle at Michaels for just $.49!
I then strung up some red, green and gold beads and tied that to the end of the cone.
I topped it off with a little bit of gold tinsel from some garland that I had, along with a little bit of holly. Add some more thread to the top to hang it from the tree and you are done!
I mentioned on Day 1 that I have had a tradition each year of making these ornaments with some friends of mine that I used to work with. We would hand out these ornaments and claim that “Science Santa” stopped by our classrooms to spread some Christmas joy.
One year though, our ornaments were pathetic. That year I was in my first trimester of pregnancy and was tired all the time. My other 2 friends also were in busy seasons of their lives, and none of us were highly motivated to be orgainzed and come up with a plan for the ornaments. So we decided just to bring some crafting supplies and just see what we come up with. Well all of the ornaments were very lame, so we just gave up. I knew things got out of hand when this was all that was created that night:
Needless to say, “Science Santa” left cookies that year and not ornaments! :)
Here are my other ornament ideas in case you have missed one: