It seems almost impossible once pinecone season descends to walk past fallen pinecones and not pick a few up.
I’m a pinecone hoarder.
This weekend a bag of pinecones literately fell on me as I was digging around under the stairs, and if that isn’t a sign that I’ve got too many I don’t know what is.
It wont stop me of gathering more, but I will be more picky in the future.
So, with my recently discovered bag of goodies I decided it was time to actually do something with the things rather than just have them sat there looking rather brown and boring.
Using a few basic supplies I turned my boring regular pinecones in to frosted winter wonderland style pinecones, subtle with a hint of glitter to catch the light.
To jazz up your pinecones all you need is:
Pinecones, gathered or shop bought is fine
Flower Soft or the fake snow fluffy stuff will work too
I would suggest you start by cleaning your pinecones, here’s the process I use! Obviously you can omit this step if using store purchased pinecones.
Dab a spot of glue on each arms of the pinecone, save for the bottom ones.
Holding the pinecone over your flower soft/fake snow, sprinkle the flower soft over the pinecone whilst slowly rotating it, making sure to get some flower soft on each arm.
Repeat with silver glitter. Give the pinecone a little shake to remove any excess, and leave to dry.
Repeat for each pinecone until you’re finished.
Now you just need to find a way to display or use them, I like to have bowls of seasonal goodies dotted around the house.
This project is great for the little ones, no scissors, although the glitter will get everywhere, but eh what's a bit of glitter!