Did you know that pine cones are a fun, natural craft supply? There are so many things you can make with them! Add peanut butter and bird seed to them to create a bird feeder. Add them to mini pots to make trees, or turn them into fun little creatures, which is what I”m going to share with you today! My daughter and I saw these gold sparkle pine cones by Darice and knew we had to have them. Once we started brainstorming she decided that some fairy craft friends would be a fun project to make AND to play with. We got to work and in just a few minutes we whipped up some super adorable, brightly colored pine cone fairies.
Fun, right? They’re so full of shimmer and shine, and pixie dust galore! This little fairy craft is a simple project that would be easy to make with a group of kids, or as a one-on-one project. Follow along to make your own.
- Darice Glitter Pine Cones
- Darice Felt Sheets
- Darice Chenille Stems
- Darice Round Wooden Beads
- Darice Scissors
- Felties Felt Shapes/Ric Rac (optional)
The second wing method is to use felt. I used a stiff felt heart that was cut it in half. After trimming it down a bit, I hot glued them together to create wings. I then used hot glue to attach the wings to a pine cone.
Cut a small length of a chenille stem, approximately 3″. Fold the ends over to create “hands”. Use hot glue to attach to the back of the pine cone by threading them between a row of “petals”. Use the remainder of the stem to create legs. Bend the ends to create “feet”, fold in half and glue to the bottom of the pine cone.
Now that your fairy craft friends are finished, be sure to make them some fun DIY fairy doors !
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Kim Conner, blogger at Inspiration Made Simple, is a graphic designer,
crafter, and full-time, outside the home, working mom of three. Inspiration Made Simple is filled with fun craft ideas, tons of free printables,
party ideas, and other inspiration. When Kim is not creating, you can
usually find her reading or playing with her children.