Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Pinecone Christmas Crafts

When I was in preschool, we painted pinecones to look like christmas trees (sort of like the snowy ones shown here, from The Light Garden.) My Nature's Gifts Workshop is coming up this Wednesday, and we'll be making little trees, too, except we'll be sprinkling ours with forest fairy dust! (yes, forest fairy dust...I have connections...) Painted pinecones look really cute as ornaments, and when we were kidlets, my brother and I used them to create a woodland around our nativity scene. Really, you can use pinecones in a millionzillion ways (just take a peek at the two cool ideas shown below from Country Living.)

Pineconey things to remember: Pinecones are pretty flammable, so use extra care around fireplaces, candles, etc. You'll also want to be sure to keep your pinecones away from curious little puppy mouths (some dogs will try to eat them... and as you might imagine, because of their pointy/resiny design, they aren't the most easily digestable snack...)

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