I don't know about you guys, but the Christmas season just inspires me to create, so that's what I've been doing. Today's craft is pretty simple. We're going to be making some glitter pinecones. If it sounds easy, that's because it is. (If you're not quite ready for Christmas, make sure you check out these Pinecone Turkeys for Thanksgiving.)
I've been loving glitter to create with this holiday season, so I hope you'll indulge me just one last glitter craft (at least until we get to New Year's.)
Like I said, insanely easy. Here's what you need:
- Pinecones. You can buy these at Michael's but I just took a stroll through my apartment complex and grabbed a bunch.
- Spray adhesive. I grabbed mine at Hobby Lobby.
- Glitter in your choice of colors.
- Optional: Spray paint.
Let's get started.
First, gather all your supplies. It's also a good idea to grab a poster board, newspaper or trash bag to do the spraying on. I took my pinecones outside and spray painted them all white because I decided I wanted white pine cones, but this step is totally optional. If you do spray paint them, let dry for about 15 minutes to half an hour.
When they are dry, it's time to layer on the glitter! First, give your pine cone a good spray down with the spray adhesive. I found it easiest to work on one side at a time. Then, before the spray adhesive can dry, sprinkle on your glitter.
Then repeat until you get your pine cone covered as much as you want.
I let mine dry for about an hour, then I shook off all the excess glitter. Then I sprayed them down again to help seal the glitter on the pinecone. I do this alot with mod podge or acrylic spray and I was hoping I'd get the same affect with the spray adhesive. It definitely helped a lot of the glitter stay intact.
Then I let mine sit overnight just to make sure it was all dry before bringing inside.
I displayed mine in this clay pottery tray I spray painted silver along with a vase of Christmas-y flowers and decor. I left a few of them just plain white to display along with the glittery ones.
See, these are easy to whip up and just might be the finishing touch you are looking for!
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