Sunday, December 6, 2009
Greetings to all those visiting from all those visiting from Domestic Witch's blog!! I am soo excited to be taking part in this activity.
This year, my witchlets and I have made pine cone ornaments to give to the granparents, friends and neighbours. They are super easy to make... the kids loved it... and [I think] they look beautiful on the tree!!
We started out by taking a nature walk to collect the majority of supplies (pine cones & greenery). Of course, these can also be purchased at a craft store.
Assemble everything you will need for crafting before hand. This is especially convenient for little fingers. Use your imagination, in addition to your pine cones and greenery, include things like ribbon, glitter/glitter glue, glue/hot glue gun, pipe cleaner, jingle bells, google eyes... the possibilities are limitless.
Glue a ribbon or pipe cleaner to the top of the pine cone in a loop. This will be what you use to hang the ornament on the tree. Be sure the glue is set and dry before continuing to the next step.
And here is the fun part... decorate your ornament!! We put sprigs of greenery atop of each pine cone, followed by a ribbon bow and some dangling jingle bells. The witchlets even used pom poms and googly eyes on a few of them! Dont forget to add some glitter or glitter glue to make them sparkle!
Good luck and happy creating!