These DIY silver sparkly pinecones are a gorgeous, yet simple decoration for the holidays! Place them in a pretty bowl or on a tray, and watch them glitter!
I am a huge fan of anything that glitters.
When I walk into a store and there are a bunch of sparkly things, I can’t help but head in that direction to take a closer look.
Sparkles make me go a little crazy.
So of course, I had my eye on all of these glittery pinecones that I was seeing all over the stores.
Now I’m not sure if I’ve ever mentioned it, but I have a little brother who’s 12 years younger than me. Yeah…BIG age gap.
He recently got a part-time job, but before that, he was DESPERATE to make money.
I felt kinda sorry for the kid and I needed some assistance with some tedious tasks from time to time….
SO I used to pay him to do little things like updating my workout playlist, and scan receipts for my work expenses. All that fun stuff.
My mom used him in a similar way to do little time consuming tasks around the yard.
Like picking up pinecones.
He would get paid a bit of money to pick up pinecones off of the yard and collect them in a bucket.
So one day, I happened to go into the garage and I saw this big bucket of pinecones just sitting there.
So I asked my mom what she was going with them. “Throw them out”, she said.
What?!! Those pretty little gems?
I wasn’t going to let that happen.
I had some silver and sparkly spray paint leftover from my DIY Glam Pumpkins that I made for fall, so I decided to put it to good use and glam up my pinecones too!
For the first ones, I just kept them au natural and dipped the edges in some Martha Stewart’s glitter glue. And next, I just rolled the pinecones in some of Martha Stewart’s white gold glitter.
Good ol’ Martha.
I spray painted the other half of pinecones with silver spray paint. Once it was dry, once again, I rolled the edges of the pinecones in the glitter glue. And once again, rolled them in the glitter. If I missed any spots, I just picked up some of the glitter and sprinkled it onto the exposed glue. I strongly recommend that you do this activity over a big bowl or tray on some newspaper. It’s a little messy.
Next, I sprayed them with a clear varnish to ensure that the sparkles didn’t go flying everywhere.
Not that I mind a little glitter…
So here’s what you need to make these sparkly pinecones!
- Martha Stewart’s Glitter Glue
- Martha Stewart’s White Gold Glitter
- Silver spray paint
- Clear spray varnish
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