A ball and a Christmas tree for the New Year from cones is one of thevariants of New Year's crafts, which absolutely everyone can do with their own hands, including a child. This natural material plus decorative elements opens a lot of opportunities for creativity and allows you to make really interesting jewelry and toys. Moreover, it takes very little time to work. Cones are a wonderful gift of nature. Most of them can be found in the fall. They have many advantages. They have a memorable and inviting scent and remind us of the favorite winter holiday called New Year. Only by looking at them, the cones may seem insufficiently festive. But after you connect a little imagination, you can easily transform them into something extraordinarily beautiful. New Year's crafts of cones will be in everyone's power, and even children. Therefore, I strongly recommend that you stock up with the necessary number of cones in the fall so that you can devote time to creativity with all members of the family, create new and original masterpieces such as, for example, a ball and a Christmas tree for the New Year from cones. Now I will tell you how to prepare this amazing material, created by nature itself. I think no one will be surprised by the fact that cones falling from trees are in a closed state, but, after a while, they open. In the open state, pine cones resemble small Christmas trees, and spruce cones are lush hedgehogs. Agree, it is very unpleasant when the shape of the finished product will eventually deform. Therefore, before you start working, you need to do some procedures. If you want the cones to remain all in the same closed form, no matter what the temperature in the room, lower them into the joiner's glue for about thirty seconds. Well, if you want the bumps to open as soon as possible, you can use one of the recommended options. The first way: bumps should be cooked for thirty minutes, then carefully dried, for example, on a battery. The second way: bake them for two hours in the oven. The temperature should be no less than two hundred and fifty degrees. In addition, cones become the most safe in terms of medicine. After all, the natural material can be a lot of harmful bacteria and microbes. It is important to note that after such treatment there will not be a single causative agent. The third way: if you want to slightly modify the form, then this too is really done. Soak the right amount of cones in water, then tightly bind them with a normal sewing thread. Allow them to dry. The fourth way: if you need to evenly bleach the cones, connect the water with the bleach in a ratio of one to one. Leave them in this solution for about five hours. After this, thoroughly wash and allow them to dry. Now let's proceed directly to creating the products themselves. Christmas tree. For work you will need:
- very many cones;
- glue gun;
- paints silver and gold in cylinders;
- a circle and a cone of solid cardboard green or brown.
Before you begin, clean upcones. They need to be cleaned of all unnecessary, that is, from debris, which is usually found on them (twigs, grass blades, dust and so on). Rinse the cones and dry them thoroughly. Evenly color all the cones with a spray bottle. If you want the future article to look as natural as possible, then skip this step. Prepare a previously prepared circle of cardboard and give it a cone shape. This will be the basis of the Christmas tree. Now you can start fixing the cones to the base, using glue for this. Glue should be neat, circles. Begin with cones having the largest size, gradually make the transition to the cones smaller. They must touch each other, stay close to each other as close as possible. In principle, at this stage, you can consider a Christmas tree ready. We got a real tree. For it to be New Year's, festive, it's necessary to decorate it a little. The main thing is not to be too zealous, and also, carefully use colors and shades of decorative elements. They should be combined with each other. Ball of cones. Surely, each of you paid attention to the huge decorated balls in nightclubs. Today I will teach you to do something similar, only from cones. It will be a wonderful decoration for the themed New Year's party. For work you will need:
- ordinary balloon;
- paper napkins or toilet paper;
- paint is brown;
- ribbon for decoration.
In principle, in the handicraft store, you canfind the workpiece of a similar ball. But I will tell you how to do it yourself. Inflate a normal balloon to the size you want. Dampen toilet paper or paper napkins in a glue solution (mix adhesive with water in a ratio of two to one) and wrap the ball around them. Leave it for a day, until it dries completely. After that, proceed to painting the ball. To paint it should be in a paint of brown color. Leave the substrate dry. The paint should dry completely. Now you can stick the bumps. Between them there should be no gaps and distances. The material should fit tightly against each other so that no spaces remain. In the end, from above, glue a beautiful satin ribbon tied in a bow. The choice of color does not matter, everything depends on your desire. Such a ball can be decorated with different sequins or beads, but this is entirely up to you. The product is ready! You can hang it to the chandelier, to the cornice or simply to fix it on the ceiling. To make it look even more festive, as already mentioned, use decorative elements. You can cover it with varnish or, for example, decorate with New Year's tinsel, garland and so on. In general, you can calmly give vent to your imagination. I think that from today's lesson you will learn something useful for yourself.