No man’s land. That’s a pretty good way to describe the post-Christmas winter months. The Christmas tree and stockings don’t look right anymore, but it’s way too early for Spring decor. This quick little DIY makes a cute mason jar pinecone tree that you can leave out all winter long! I even used a large cinnamon-scented pinecone that will keep our home smelling great!
This week I am joining three other bloggers to bring you a week’s worth of DIY gifts in jars. This pinecone tree would be sweet gift that can be displayed even after Christmas is over.
I originally thought I might want to use the mason jar lid for this project by decorating it with glitter tape. Halfway through the project, I ditched the tape for more cotton batting, and I like the look much better. I also considered adding glitter to the faux snow, but nixed that idea too. Feel free to experiment as you create your own pinecone tree.
I started out by lightly coating the “branches” of my pinecone tree with faux snow. This is the same product I used for my Christmas Cottage, and I love the way it looks when it is dry!
Next, I filled my half-pint jar with cotton batting, using my glue gun to hold the batting in place both inside and outside of the jar’s rim.
Finally I glued my pinecone tree in place on top of the batting. If you would like a little sparkle on your tree, you could add glitter to the tree or to the batting. I really like the wintery look of this little tree. What do you think?
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- Cinnamon pinecone
- True Snow
- Plastic spoon or knife
- Half-pint wide-mouth mason jar
- Cotton batting
- Glue gun
- Hot glue