Simple Christmas composition of cones for children and adults
What to entertain the children in the New Year’s Eve - so that it’s both interesting and time consuming, and help, and remember? Give them the opportunity to create simple New Year's compositions from cones! Go together to the forest or park, collect cones and create beauty with your own hands! After all, we create the magical sensation of the holiday in the process of preparing for it. Believe me, helping children to make a Christmas candle or Christmas wreath out of cones, you yourself will receive a lot of pleasure! And, as a bonus, free original New Year's decor.
Before using the collected cones to create New Year's compositions, they need to be thoroughly washed with dirt and dried at room temperature. As a rule, in five days, the cones dry out completely and open in all their glory. Christmas decor from dry cones does not deform over time and can be used for several years in a row.
New Year's decor from cones for the smallest
What do we need besides cones? Yes, all that is at hand! At choice:
- glitter nail polish;
- glue in tubes with sparkles;
- gouache + brush + jar of water;
- white balls - filler of pillows or toys + PVA glue;
- felt balls + PVA glue.
Prepare a workplace for your child and show how you can make a New Year from an ordinary cone. Paint or paste the first together, and then, if the baby is already accustomed to independence, he will be able to get carried away for a long time and devote even the whole evening to it.
If the family has several children, everyone can make their own version of the cones, depending on age and complexity. In our case, the most difficult to perform were the cones glued with foam and felt balls.
Be sure to admire every baby’s creation, because labor and diligence is invested in it! And if even something somewhere didn’t work out very carefully, believe me, nobody will notice this except you.
Where to use New Year's cones?
Find a special use for Christmas cones - they should not be left idle! You can use them, creating more complex New Year's compositions from cones - a wreath or a candlestick (read below how).
But if your children have not yet “grown up” to the wreath, and you don’t have time for it, then you can go the easier way. Put the cones in a chest, in a decorative box or in a fruit stand, adding a few fir branches and Christmas tinsel. Lay each other on a fireplace, along a brilliant rain. Make small Christmas trees for the festive table from them by placing them in small flower pots. Set on inverted glasses, or put under them. Glue a twine or a bright ribbon to the cones and hang it on a Christmas tree.
By the way, Christmas toys from cones can be presented to your beloved grandparents as gifts from grandchildren. Is there anything more expensive than a gift made by your own beloved child?
See also our selection of 15 warm decor ideas, or DIY winter hugge interior.
Christmas wreath of cones
If your family has children of secondary school age and older, they will like the craft from the more difficult cones - a Christmas wreath. To prepare it, you already need a glue gun, but the rest can be done from the same cones and New Year's tinsel that are available.
What we used for our wreath:
- glue gun;
- needles or twigs of pine;
- New Year's rain;
- bright ribbon.
Cut a circle out of cardboard. In our case, this is a small diameter, only 25 cm, since the larger the wreath, the harder it needs a base and more cones. If your cardboard or cardboard paper is not too thick, prepare two circles and glue them together. In the circle, cut out the middle.
Arrange the cones in a cardboard circle. Some of them can look at you with their nose, others lie sideways, or all go in the same order, the main thing is that they fill the space as densely and accurately as possible. Glue them with a glue gun.
Fill the space between the cones with a fluffy Christmas garland - it will hide the visible sections of the cardboard and give the wreath a neat decorative look. The easiest way to wind it around a cardboard base between the cones.
Be sure to add focus elements. I have a bright ribbon and two pieces of green spruce twig.
To make the bow on the Christmas wreath neat, shape it in advance, and then paste it into the right place with the glue gun. Find a place for fir branches. Glue them.
In fact, this is the simplest example of a Christmas wreath. You can buy a special foam base for a wreath or make it yourself. To do this, the aforementioned cardboard circle is evenly wrapped with crumpled paper, tied with twine and carefully wrapped in burlap or ribbon. That is, the base should not be flat so that the cones can be glued not only from above, but also on the sides. Mono cones use not only pine, but also spruce.
You can add anything to your composition: sprigs of conifers, acorns, walnuts, cinnamon sticks, colored ribbons, artificial snowflakes, dried circles of oranges ...
The process of making a candlestick from New Year's cones is almost no different from creating a Christmas wreath. The only difference is that in a round base we will not cut out the middle.
What we need:
- glue gun;
- walnuts + foil or shiny nail polish;
- green spruce twigs;
- shiny christmas garland;
- LED candle (if you use a real candle, be sure to enter it into the composition along with a glass container that will protect the candlestick from fire);
- small christmas balls.
Cut a random circle out of cardboard. We chose a diameter of 25 cm for ourselves. If the cardboard paper is not too thick, prepare two bases and glue together - this is the platform of our candlestick, it must be reliable.
Paint or foil the nuts. They may remain uncolored, but in a brighter version they can become a beautiful accent of a candlestick.
Lay the cones on a cardboard base. Add nuts to the composition. Try on where the candle will stand in order to leave a place for it in advance. Glue all parts with a glue gun.
Replace the candle. Fill the space between the cones and the candle with a shiny Christmas garland so that there is no empty space.
Add bright accents: green spruce twigs, small Christmas balls.
See also photos of original New Year's compositions in our material 50 bright ideas for New Year's decor with your own hands.
Dear readers! Preparing for the New Year and Christmas can bring no less joy and warmth to your home than the holidays themselves. In the New Year's bustle, set aside time for joint creativity with children, and you will have a feeling of the same New Year Miracle!