When the Christmas season approaches, we begin to think about how we want to decorate the house. There are countless ideas, ornaments that we can buy and things that we can use to create home decorations. For example, we can choose to do our bit to take care of the environment and do Eco-friendly, inexpensive and easy Christmas ornaments. This idea leads us to reuse elements, whether they are natural or not, but do not buy new ones or contaminate the environment.
In this Green Ecologist article we suggest you decorate your home with pine cones, a very Christmas idea and respectful of the environment if done well. In addition, making crafts with dried pineapples can be a lot of fun, a perfect activity to do as a family. Keep reading and discover how to make Christmas decorations with pinecones, from centerpieces to decorations for the door of your home.
Also, to choose pine cones to decorate your table, or for any of the following crafts, you will have to collect throughout the year those that you find on the excursions you do to the mountains or in the park, which are quite complete even though they are more or less open. Remember not to take all the ones you see, because you will not need many, but the ecosystem does need them, since they are food for some animals and for plants, when they decompose. While you have been collecting pineapples you can get some twigs and leaves that you see beautiful, again without overdoing it. Once you have them and clean them a bit, you can start the crafts.
If you wonder How to Make Pine Cone Christmas Ornaments, to start a good idea to give a Christmas touch to the home is to prepare decorated pineapples to make a centerpiece and, in this way, make our own with what we have at hand or can reuse from other years. For example, if you have a center that is already a little old or something broken, do not throw it away, better propose to the family to do crafts together and fix it with some dried and decorated pinecones. Follow these instructions to Make a Christmas Centerpiece:
We remind you that it is important that glue, paint and glitter are products non toxic and suitable for children.
If you want to decorate your Christmas tree, some walls or corners or even the fireplace, a very decorative, cheap, simple and natural idea is Making Dried Pinecone Garlands.
Although you can decorate the pinecones with paint, we recommend that you leave them natural, as well as that the color of the ribbon is also a natural or Christmas tone, as it will accompany the decoration of this time more.
At this prominent time of year, it is tradition to place a Christmas tree in the home and decorate it with balls, lights, garlands and a star at the top. In addition, other decorations, such as pine cones, can be placed.
Can paint pineapples with glitter and paints and place a piece of thread or string on them making a loop to be able to pass it through the branches of the tree. Another idea is make reindeer with pineapples, you simply have to place a loop of string on the wide base to hang them, hook a couple of twigs that simulate the horns on each side, paint the eyes and the nose, or make them with felt and glue them, and place under the horns a couple of small leaves or use felt to make the ears.
Another of the most creative options for making Christmas decorations with dried pinecones is to make candles with them, so they will have this curious shape and will give a warm touch and according to the time to your home. For Make Pine Cone Candles follow these steps:
Finally, you can also make a special ornament for the door as a christmas wreath with pine cones:
If you like to recycle and help the environment, and your pocket, this Christmas season, do not hesitate to read this other Green Ecologist article in which we explain how to save energy at Christmas.
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