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Pine Cone Lion Ornament

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I gathered quite a few pine cones last autumn and I had big plans for them. But I didn’t get to use them much this winter (except for the Trolls ornaments and the snow friends). With Christmas just around the corner, I decided to make one last pine cone ornament.

DIY pine cone lion ornament. Fun winter craft for kids. | at Non-Toy Gifts

Pine cones usually get turned into snowman, reindeer, gnome or owl ornaments. I wanted to try something new. So I came up with the idea for a pine cone lion ornament.

DIY pine cone lion ornament. Fun winter craft for kids. | at Non-Toy Gifts

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How to make a pine cone lion ornament

Materials: pine cone, yellow paint, orange pom poms, googly eyes, black and orange card stock or construction paper, yellow felt, twine, glue

 

Step 1: Paint the bottom of the pine cone yellow. Wait for the paint to dry and apply a second layer

Step 2:  Glue orange pom poms along the edge

Step 3: Cut out ears from yellow felt and glue them on the side. Add googly eyes

Step 4: Cut out the nose and mouth from black card stock and glue it on the pine cone

Step 5: Cut tiny strips of orange card stock for whiskers

Step 6: Wrap twine around the pine cone for hanging

DIY pine cone lion ornament. Fun winter craft for kids. | at Non-Toy Gifts

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