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Use Painted Paper to Make Miniatures of Popular Pine Cone Scale Trees

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Make Tiny Paper Pine Cone Scale Trees in Dolls' House Scales
Miniature evergreen trees made to resemble tree ornaments made from pine cone scales.

Two miniature pine cone scale trees made from paper. One is glittered to resemble a dusting of snow, while the other is plain.

Photo © 2012 Lesley Shepherd

Tiny winter trees made from natural pine cone scales are a great decoration in miniature or full size. Made from tiny painted paper hearts instead of true pine cone scales, these trees can be made miniature, with small scale paper punches, or as large as you wish with hand cut paper hearts.

Materials Needed to Make Miniature Pine Cone Scale Trees

  • Kraft (brown) paper
  • Acrylic Paint - I used brown and mid brown, as well as white for snow.
  • Stiff Paint Brush - for dry brushing streaks of brown paint on the kraft paper
  • Micro Glitter for "snow"
  • Bent Nose Tweezers
  • PVA (white) glue
  • Sharp Scissors

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