17 December 2013

Snowy Pine Cone Craft


Back in Novemeber I shared THIS post talking about my Thanksgiving decor and pine cone find. I knew from the beginning I wanted to transform them from a fall/Thanksgiving look into more of a winter/Christmas one. Due to how long each pine cone takes I didn't craft all of them, I selected a few of my favorites and got to glittering. I used Martha Stewart products (iridescent glitter - in white, which you can buy individually in store and glitter glue - which I also bought at Michael's). If you don't want to invest in the Martha Stewart glue, regular Tacky Glue works great as well. I also purchased those super cheap like 40 cent foam brushes so I didn't mind ruining a few and just tossing them instead of trying to clean them. 

To create the look I used the brush dipped in glue to coat the edges of the pine cone. I then picked up pinches of glitter and sprinkled it over the glue. Once it had a second to adhere, I shook the pine cone out to let the excess glitter fall off.

The iridescent glitter came out a little more green/blue than expected. It looks completely white in the bottle (and very pretty); so next time I might go for a pure white to get a true snow effect. I've also been thinking about spray adhesive to coat the whole pine cone and then dusting glitter all over. None the less this year's are still pretty and sparkly! 

Have any of your crafted an holiday decorations?

2 comments:

  1. My husband is anti-glitter, but i guess he's just going to have to get over that!!

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    1. Haha! A little glitter never hurt anybody ;) I did mine at the table and put down tons of paper towels around. It was too bad, I vacuumed straight after so it couldn't spread too much!

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