Sunday, November 18, 2012

Snowy Sparkly Pinecones


This is my first Christmas/winter type craft post this year! I have been admiring the sparkly pinecones by Miss Mustard Seed and thought I would give it a try.  I found these pine cones for $1 each on this great craft supply store, used Mod Podge for the glue and bought cheap white glitter at Michaels (I think I paid less than $2 after using a coupon).


I swiped on the Mod Podge with a foam brush and wasn’t careful about how much or where it went on each branch leaf thingy of the pinecones.


Holding it over a paper plate I started sprinkling the glitter.


And just kept going until I was happy with the way it looked.


I dried them outside in the sun all day…we had such a warm pretty day for November.


And that’s it!  So easy…I can’t wait to try this on smaller pinecones too!


Now if you will excuse me, I am going to vacuum 25# of glitter off my living room floor!


I am linking to these great parties!



Helene said...

so pretty! love this idea!

Helene in Between

Ana Love Craft said...

So lovely!!! Love pinecones and Christmas as well! Thanks so much for sharing the great tutorial! I'd love for you to visit my blog.
Happy week !

Hugs from Portugal,

Ana Love Craft

Shabby Brocante, Karen said...

Very pretty. I love pine cones at Christmas. These are nice because they are dressed up but are still natural beauties!

Jill said...

They look great Ellen! I collected a bag of pinecones when we went camping a couple of weeks ago with something like this in mind to do with my girls in the coming weeks! Hope mine turn out as nice as yours!!

Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a fabulous week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success

Unknown said...

so so pretty! I'd love for you to share these at my link party going on right now:

Have a great week!
Shannon @ Sewing Barefoot

sadf said...

WOW! These are so pretty, I love the sparkle mixed with the rustic pinecone. I know I've seen it done before, but the large bits of glitter look so much better than the small dust... looks more like ice crystals or snow.

As much as my fiance will probably grumble about more shiny things in the house (hmm... a little too enthusiastic about glittery things!).. I am going to have to do this!

Simplee Sue said...

These are so simple and basic but so blingy and beautiful. I love decorating with pine cones.

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megan {homemade ginger} said...

cute! I would be honored if you shared this at my Ginger Jamboree Link Party!

Donna said...

These are great! I love glitter at the holiday. I have a feeling you will be vacuuming glitter for a very long time. I know I do.

must love junk said...

I love pine cones, and these are 'extra' fun! I'm your newest follower, and invite you to visit and say hi :)

Danni@SiloHillFarm said...

These pinecones look just like they have a dusting of snow! How pretty! Thanks for sharing then at the Crafty Cornucopia Challenge!

Chrissy said...

These are so pretty! Thank you for sharing! I am a new follower after finding you through a linky party. I hope that you will stop by my site if you get a chance.

Carrie @ My Favorite Finds said...

Pinned these! Love them. Thanks for sharing at the Crafty Cornucopia Challenge.

Unknown said...

Beautiful! I am thinking about going with a sparkly look for Christmas this year so this is perfect!

Kristine@thefoleyfam said...

Love love love these!!! Sharing and featuring you! Feel free to grab a featured button and get your brag on ;) Thank you for linkin up to Sunday FUNday!! I appreciate it!!

Niki {Glossy Blonde} said...

Love these! They would be perfect for one of my vases that I haven't figured out what on earth to do with! Thanks for the DIY!

Nikki said...

These are super cute, you did great. I like how it looks on the tips of the pinecone. I might hand over a few of these to my aunt on Christmas. I found ya on the Sunday Funday blog hop 7 I'm a new follower via linky. I hope your having a great weekend!


Love Bakes Good Cakes said...

Love this idea. I bet they would look great in a basket on our hearth! Thanks for sharing at All my Bloggy Friends. I'm looking forward to seeing what you share this week! :)