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Halloween has not officially come and gone, but we’ve celebrated with festivities – Little Man dressed as Charlie Brown and surprisingly he did the Peanuts Gang dance during the costume parade…he was cued but he did it. And not to brag but, he was so pleased to win first place in the costume contest. Now that our Halloween celebrations are complete we are transitioning over to Christmas. We’ll have the largest tree that we’ve ever had this year so we will need additional ornaments however, I don’t want to spend more on ornaments than the entire cost of the tree.
A couple of months ago I gathered a couple bags full of pinecones during a walk and they’ve sat lonely and abandoned until I ordered our tree. After I ordered the tree a sinking feeling met my stomach when I realized that I only had enough ornaments for a tabletop tree. It was time to make use of the pinecones and there’s just enough to intersperse throughout the tree.
With a little school glue, a chip brush and some glitter I created some simple and almost free Christmas ornaments. With the chip brush, brush on just bit of glue on one half of the pinecone and sprinkle on glitter to coat the glue and let dry and then do the other half. Once your pinecones are glittered, tie baker’s twine on the top few bracts of the pinecone and voila – an ornament! Repeat the process above, several dozen more times until you have the number of glitzy pinecones that you need!