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Pinecone-Embellished Gift Tags

Add extra charm to your holiday packaging with a little help from the great outdoors. Simply attach tiny pinecones — pristine or spruced up with metallic floral spray — to storebought tags and cards using glue.

Source: Martha Stewart Living, December 2009

Introduction

The pattern can be anything from a miniature wreath to a teeny-tiny tree to a pretty cluster. Depending on the size of your gift tag or card, many small-size pinecone varieties will suffice. Here, we used Tamarack pinecones which measure from 1/2 to 3/4 inches long.

materials

  • Tags and mini envelopes
  • Craft glue
  • Detail paintbrush
  • Tweezers
  • Ribbon, thread, or baker's twine
  • Optional: Metallic floral spray

steps

  1. For the pine-needle tree, use a detail paintbrush to coat the needles with craft glue; then place them carefully in a Christmas tree shape with tweezers.

  2. For the pretty cluster, use a detail paintbrush to coat the pinecones with craft glue; then place them together carefully in a cluster with tweezers.

  3. For the miniature wreath, use a detail paintbrush to coat the needles with craft glue; then place them carefully in a circle formation with tweezers.

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