Crafts & DIY
Adorable Christmas decorations that can easily be made from foraged pinecones
I always overspend on decorating because I don't have room to store it after the season passes but these are better than any I've seen and can be tossed when I'm done with them.
Michael Dabu
11.28.22

We are just a few weeks away from Christmas and that also means we still have time left to put our decorations up at home to make the occasion more alive.

However, for most of us who are on a tight budget, there’s a high chance of buying new Christmas decorations being compromised.

But making your own is better.

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YouTube - DiY BiGBooM

We tend to spend more money on things that are important for the much-awaited occasion, like buying gifts or food we’ll be sharing with family on that very day.

But worry not because Christmas decorations don’t necessarily need to be expensive or even be bought because you can easily make them yourself.

Reduce, reuse, and recycle.

Turning trash into Christmas decorations is not new to most.

You’ve probably seen a lot of these on social media platforms like YouTube where they show DIY tutorial videos of how to make them.

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This one is no different, but the wonderful creations of this DIY tutorial video from a YouTube channel called ‘DiY BiGBooM‘ might surprise you.

The amazing thing about it is being able to recycle materials instead of throwing them in your dumpster.

From simple cardboard, broken pearl necklaces, styrofoam, old chopping boards, soda bottles, and a whole bunch more.

Pinecones are the star of this video.

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They are perfect for the occasion simply because pinecones usually fall from conifer trees from September to December.

But they are not just fallen parts of trees.

Pinecones are responsible for the reproduction of trees.

“Pine cones are the woody fruiting body and reproductive organ of pine trees…Once pollinated, the tree’s female cones develop as the seeds mature and are usually conical or round shaped. The individual plates on the cones, known as scales, keep the seeds safe from weather extremes and hungry animals, until seeds are mature and it’s warm and dry enough to release them to grow into new trees.”

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YouTube - DiY BiGBooM

Now they are not just responsible for the reproduction of trees, but also for the beautification of your home this Christmas.

We wouldn’t tell you to do it yourselves if it isn’t easy.

These projects are easier than most.

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You could also make good use of your old artificial Christmas tree and cut the leaves from the branches.

To add more spice to your decorations, you may also use ornaments like assorted balls, snowflakes, and garlands.

The more you add the more festive your decorations become.

The more the merrier.

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The video also shows the important use of spray paint to add color accents to your creations.

For the colors, the best picks are Christmas colors like silver, red, and gold, but never limit yourself.

Be as playful as possible.

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DiY BiGBooM’s video came up with 10 Christmas decoration ideas.

Here are a few highlights.

  • A pinecone-covered Christmas tree
  • A bright and colorful standing wreath
  • A flowery Christmas hat
  • Colorful candle stands and holders
  • A flower display
  • A Santa’s boot lamp display
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YouTube - DiY BiGBooM

These are just a handful of the ideas shown in the video.

You can still tweak them a bit or add details depending on your taste.

Just always remember that decorations don’t need to be new, let alone pricey.

After all, the true spirit of Christmas is all about giving and that’s what matters the most.

See how to magically transform pinecones and branches into festive decor in the video below!

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By Michael Dabu
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Michael Dabu is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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