Humble cardboard can become quite beautiful with just a few simple touches. Here’s how you can turn it into these nifty little cardboard pine cones, which can be use for a wide array of things.
Begin with thick corrugated cardboard. Strip away one of the outside layers leaving one flat side and one wavy side.
Cut the cardboard into long thin triangles. These are about 2 inches by 7 inches.
Apply glue to the back side of each triangle.
Wrap around a pencil starting with the wide end and continuing to the tip. Remove from the pencil and continue to hold in place until dry.
Once dry, you can use “as-is” for a natural pinecone effect, or paint with your choice of color. Gold is a fun choice! Use in a variety of ways to spice up your décor and lend a festive touch!
Stick your freshly made cardboard pinecones on a wreath, turn them into Christmas garland, or use them for anything you can think of!