Tutorials and Tips Link Party {37} {tree craft} {pine cones}

This morning I decided to make a very simple, humble, Christmas tree craft from my pine cone stash. I am really craving simplicity this year in my holiday decorating, and I promise that there is nothing simpler than this craft! If you have pine cones in your yard (or your neighbors—promise we won’t tell :)), then you have the makings of baby Christmas trees!

pine cones, tree craft

All you need for this craft are pine cones, 1 sheet of card stock, book pages, baby buckets, and some optional filler items.

To make the book page stars, I used Martha Stewart Adhesive Spray to adhere the book pages to both sides of a sheet of card stock. Next, I ran the card stock through my Silhouette and cut out various sized stars. To give the stars a bit of glam, I painted them with some silver glitter paint.

Here is a close-up of how pretty the stars are in the light. (Never mind the Don Quixote wording. LOL! I never did care much for that story. But it makes great crafting material!)

The silver pine cones were leftover from the chalkboard ornament wreath I made last year. I spray painted those with Sterling Silver paint by Chase and love how shiny they turned out!

My pine cones are resting in little $.25 buckets I found on clearance in the Target dollar spot a few years ago.

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The moral of this craft story is that simplicity can be cute!

Now I’m excited to see what tips and tutorials you have for us this week!

PLEASE READ the rules of the party before linking:

  • Any tip or tutorial is welcome! Decorating, room makeovers, cleaning tips, recipes, crafts, and sewing all count.
  • Keep content fresh! Please do not link the same projects week after week. I will start deleting posts that you’ve linked up here several weeks in a row.
  • Link back. I only feature those who link back to me within your post.
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Comments

  1. says

    Thanks so much for hosting! I have been following you for about a year (FB too!) and now I am a brand spanking new blogger just learning the ropes. I’ve linked back and I hope you like my posts! Happy Monday.

    Sherry

  2. says

    very pretty! so simple, but gorgeous.

    on another note, beth everything always looks so neat & tidy on your blog. even your link party. everything is so stream lined. gorgeous work.

    love ya lots!
    kellie

  3. says

    How cute! I love simple and I love pinecones.
    I’ll have to remember to link up tomorrow after I post my super easy and cheap wreath…

  4. says

    OMG, I’m pretty sure I just maxed out my tab window’s with all the link up’s I want to visit! AMAZING PROJECTS today!

    Pamela

  5. says

    What a wonderful idea! I have the perfect place for something like this and I have tons of pine-cones laying around in the yard. Thanks for sharing this project – I have pinned it and will be making this!! AJ@queenofmynest

  6. says

    Your pine cone display is GORGEOUS! My sweet little girl has been helping me collect pine cones too. OR pine CORNS as she calls them!! I LOVE your “optional filler” what is that? it’s beautiful!

  7. says

    Hey girl – those are super cute. I love the stars – perfect and sweet touch. I’m like you – simplifying my style this year. BUT there seems to be a big interest in big, blingy door decor this year so I dusted off my tutorial and updated to share here.

    Thanks for hosting!

    Happy Thanksgiving!