Christmas Craft: Snow-Dusted Pinecones

Wintertime is all about the snow and the sparkle. I love the simplicity of bringing the outdoors in, and “snow” dusted pinecones are an easy way to do it. All you need are some larger pinecones, white glue, a small paintbrush and some chunky, sparkly white glitter (it’s got to be large glitter – fine glitter doesn’t have the same snowy effect). Paint just the tips of the pinecones, and sprinkle on the glitter. Shake off the excess and let them dry. It’s that easy!

Uses around the house for these glittered pinecones are endless – pile them in an apple basket or put them into a clear glass vase or apothecary jar. You can wire them to a pine wreath or hang them in the Christmas tree. You can string them from the windows with fishing line. You can use them to embellish gifts by gluing them to a length of ribbon. You can hang them on the door in a bunch, attached to a wide velvet ribbon.

You can even make a pine cone “chandelier” – Hang a wire wreath form (or even a pine wreath, depending upon the look you’re going for) from a light fixture or above a table with a little wire (a small hook in the ceiling will support the minimal weight). Then hang the pinecones from the form with fishing line at various heights.