Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Glitter Pinecones

While in Ohio for Thanksgiving, I discovered a bunch of pinecones at my in-laws house.  I don't find any around my house so thought this would be a perfect opportunity to snag some.  I like to use them in my Christmas decorating.

So I grabbed a grocery bag and went to gather some pinecones.

I got quite a few.

I thought these were especially cool because they were long and skinny.  The ones I usually find here in Georgia are short and fat.

Instead of leaving them brown, I decided that I wanted them to sparkly.

So, I was off to Hobby Lobby to get some glitter.

I started by brushing glue on all the parts I wanted glitter on.

I then liberally dumped glitter over the pinecones and then tapped off the excess.

Then I put them on the newspaper I was using to dry.

The newspaper was supposed to minimize the mess but I'm sure I'll be seeing glitter everywhere for the next 2 weeks.

I then continued with the rest of the pinecones.  I did quite a bit of glitter on them, you wouldn't have to do that much.

We did gold, red, silver and then my son wanted to mix the 3 colors so we did a few multi-colored ones.

After they dried, I put some in my glass hurricane.

I actually should have let them dry a little bit longer but I had to get the table cleaned off and the floor vacuumed so we could eat dinner.

I also had enough to fill another glass bowl for the kitchen table.

I love how they turned out and think they are so festive.  It was such a fun and easy project and my son really enjoyed helping.

I'm linking up with these parties:


  1. They are perfect for a bit of bling at Christmas.

    I'd love for you to share this project over at my Inspiration Party at Simply Christmas ~

  2. These are the prettiest pine cones I've ever seen! So pretty! I've got to try this :-)
    Stopping by from Homemaker in Heels



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