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