I had so much FUN making this simple DIY Pinecone Tree Centerpiece for our Christmas Table. It was very inexpensive to make too – costing under $10 to make – including fairy lights!!
What you’ll need –
- Pinecones – LOTS of them
- Flexible Cardboard (brown works best)
- Wooden or Cardboard Cake Base (ours was 12″ in size)
- Heavy Duty Tape (Duct Tape)
- Old newspaper
- Glue gun and refills (I used a total of 8 refills)
- Battery operated fairy lights (I bought mine for $2 at BigW)
I decided to make the base of my structure from Cardboard instead of spending $14 on a Styrofoam cone. I simply shaped the cardboard into a cone, taped it and trimmed the base so it was straight. I then filled the inside with newspaper (for extra strength and stability) and capped the top with a circle of cardboard. this was then secured to the cake base with some more heavy duty tape.
Once I had the base I started to glue the cones using the hot glue gun, starting at the base and working my way up. I alternated the direction of the cones to make them ‘fill’ any gaps.
I then threaded some fairy lights around the tree and secured the battery pack to the back.
I think it looks great!
I hope this inspires you to make one too – be sure to send us a photo if you do.
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