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A Cheap Christmas Decoration Craft Idea

Updated on March 21, 2011

Making a cheap Christmas decoration can be a fun family affair that gets you into the holiday spirit. Here is a Christmas decoration craft idea that will fit the bill.

Get your family together and gather 10-15 large pine-cones. Wash the pine-cones off carefully so as not to stick yourself and allow to dry overnight. This helps to remove dust and other particles that may interfere with making your cheap Christmas decoration.

Purchase red, green, gold, and/or silver spray paint from your local store. Also purchase a canister (or canisters) of glitter and a wicker basket decorated in Christmas colors or one that can be painted.

If you can find a clear canister like this one, you can easily turn this Christmas craft into a cheap Christmas gift to give to a loved one!
If you can find a clear canister like this one, you can easily turn this Christmas craft into a cheap Christmas gift to give to a loved one!

Take the pine-cones outside to a well-ventilated area. Spray the pine-cones one at a time and immediately glitter while the paint is still wet. After all pine-cones have been painted for the cheap Christmas decoration, allow them to dry thoroughly, overnight if possible. Use a variety of colors.

Once the pine-cones for your cheap Christmas decoration are dry, shake off the extra glitter.

If your basket needs to be painted, do that at the time you decorate the pine-cones. Choose a color and paint away.

Easily turn your pine-cones into cheap Christmas tree decorations!
Easily turn your pine-cones into cheap Christmas tree decorations!

When the basket is ready, arrange the pine-cones inside. Add a ribbon to the handle if your basket has one or floral picks. This will add to your cheap Christmas decoration and show your enthusiasm for the holiday.

To turn this decoration into a cheap Christmas tree ornament, attach red, green or gold ribbon to the bottom and they're ready to hang from the branches.


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    • Simply Redd profile imageAUTHOR

      Simply Redd 

      8 years ago from Canada

      I agree. Red, green and gold is my favorite color combo for the holidays. :)

    • kephrira profile image


      8 years ago from Birmingham

      I love gold stuff at christmas. It can look tacky usually, but it goes well with christmas things.


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