Remember the crafting
afternoon disaster I wrote about last week? It wasn’t entirely unsuccessful. There was one craft that turned out so beautifully that we’re actually planning on going back and revisiting it tomorrow, because pom-pom pinecone ornaments are so cute that I kiiiind of need to make baskets of them.
Pom-Pom Pinecone Ornaments
What You Need:
- Mini pom poms
- Gold ribbon
- Hot glue gun + glue
What You Do:
- If you collected your pinecones yourself, you’ll need to prep them first. Soak them in one part water and one part vinegar to remove any insects, and then dry them out by placing them on a foil-lined cookie sheet and baking them at 250F for about an hour.
- Using a hot glue gun (and being careful to keep it away from tiny fingers), dot the undersides of a few pinecone leaves with a pinhead-sized amount of glue, then help younger children place a mini pom-pom on each (older children can do this part themselves). Repeat until the pinecone is covered with pom poms.
- Cut off 2″ of ribbon and tie the ends in a knot to form a loop. Dot some glue onto the top of the pinecone and affix the side of the loop that has the knot on it. You can cover the knot with a tiny bow made out of another piece of ribbon or another pom pom.