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How to Make Christmas Ornaments From Magnolia Seed Pods. 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.
Gather magnolia seed pods from under the magnolia tree.
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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.
These ornaments can be saved from year to year and make wonderful, inexpensive gifts for the nature lover on your gift list.