Winter Pine Cone Trees

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I am finally getting around to finishing this post on my winter pine cone trees.    After Christmas, I decided I wanted to keep out a few of my  pine cone trees and use them for my winter decor.  I shared the tutorial on how to make these before Thanksgiving.  If you missed the tutorial, you can see that here.  They are super easy to make, and great decorations for fall and Christmas. 
 diy winter pine cone tree

I decided to spray these with “Snow” that I purchased at Hobby Lobby.  It’s the same can that I used on my winter wreath to give it a winter makeover.
Here’s what the trees before I flocked them.  I had lightly spray painted these gold for Christmas.   I put three coats of the snow on each tree to make sure they were thoroughly covered.
Life on Lakeshore Drive DIY Winter Pine Cone Tree
Then I added some red berries and birds to each of the trees.  I just stuck them in there, instead of using glue.  I attached the birds with the wire that came on them.
Life on Lakeshore Drive DIY Winter Pine Cone Tree

Last week I shared my candle holder makeover.  Once I got them finished, I decided they would be the perfect base for the trees.  Since the base of the tree is cardboard, I just placed them on top of the holders.

Life on Lakeshore Drive DIY Winter Pine Cone Tree
Here’s a view from the top of the trees.
Life on Lakeshore Drive DIY Winter Pine Cone Tree
Here’s a close up of the larger tree.
Life on Lakeshore Drive DIY Winter Pine Cone Tree
Here’s the smaller tree.
Life on Lakeshore Drive DIY Winter Pine Cone Tree in lightbox
Here is what the tree looks like in a lightbox.    My box is not big enough to fit the big tree in it, much less both of them.  It is so hard for me to get outside photos during the week with my work schedule.  So I made a lightbox, but I plan on making one that is much larger.  This tree only had 2 coats of snow on it when I took this photo.  I still have a lot to learn about using the lightbox.  I think the top light was too bright.  Another project I need to work on!  🙂  The details on the candle holder is so much clearer.
Thank you so much for stopping by and checking out my winter pine cone trees.  I am so glad you did!  I’m almost finished with my daughter’s vanity for her room, and hope to share that later this week.
Photo: lifeonlakesharedrive
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