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Pinecone Ornaments

A super fun and easy project for all ages. Pinecones are gathered locally, and with a touch of color and sparkle, make a sweet keepsake ornament!

Materials needed: pinecones (look for "open" pinecones, with tops that can be strung up to hang), acrylic paint, string/cord/twine/baker's twine. Optional: glitter, sequins, or glitter glue.

Simplify: a big, thick brush for younger artists and/or help holding the pinecone as they paint. Elevate: older artists use smaller brushes for more precise painting. Ideas: rainbow, ombre, and the addition of metallic paints and glitter, Display ideas: on a Christmas tree, in a bowl near the fireplace, or simply hung on a branch.