How to Make Christmas Ornaments From Magnolia Seed Pods

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Magnolia trees are very accommodating this time of year. They drop their handsome seed pods just in time to make unusual Christmas ornaments for your tree! Just by adding a few dabs of paint, a bit of ribbon or a sprinkel of glitter you can make ornaments for yourself and your family and friends.

Things You'll Need

  • Ribbons
  • Artificial Holly
  • Metallic Garlands
  • Scissors
  • Spray Paints
  • Gather magnolia seed pods from under the magnolia tree.

  • Dry the pods in a sunny window for a few days.

  • Spray paint the pods with gold paint. Work over a newspaper to keep the mess to a minimum.

  • Wrap metallic garland around the stem end of the seed pod. Make a loop to hang the ornament onto the tree.

  • Add colorful ribbon or artificial holly if you desire. Glue it into place with white glue or by using a hot glue gun.

Tips & Warnings

  • These ornaments can be saved from year to year and make wonderful, inexpensive gifts for the nature lover on your gift list.
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