In case you haven’t gotten the memo, glitter pinecones are like…all the rage! I’ve seen them popping up everywhere from Pinterest to Target to West Elm. The best thing about glitter pinecones is that they make a great transition decoration. These little guys would look great on your coffee table October through January! I may not be the queen of DIY, but I will say that I made these for a Thanksgiving centerpiece YEARS ago! Imitation is the most sincere form of flattery so if Target and West Elm want to take a page from my DIY book, who am I to deny?! (Maybe there is a little DIY-er in me after all! Maybe.)
This one is practically in the “DIY for Dummies” book. All you need is pinecones, a sponge brush, newspaper, paint color of choice, and glitter color of choice. Easy-peasy!
1 | This step is optional but if you’re worried about bugs, just put your pinecones in the oven at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes. Be sure to line your baking sheet with foil! I may or may not have ruined one of my mother’s cookie sheets because of the sap that also cooks out of them. Sorry Mom!
2 | Once your pinecones have cooled, simply paint as much or as little as you want of the pine cone. I loved the look of just the edges being white so that’s all I did. I’ve seen them dipped in paint so you can really be as crazy as you want!
3 | Before the paint dries, sprinkle glitter on the pine cone. Shake off any excess and let dry. That’s it!
Need some ideas for your newest sparkly fall addition? Check out these ideas I found on Pinterest!
[ Pine cone garland courtesy of The Sweetest Occasion ]
[ Pine cone place card holders courtesy of The Better Half ]
[ Thanksgiving tablescape courtesy of A Pumpkin & A Princess ]
Happy Tuesday and happy pine cone crafting!