Friday, December 04, 2009

Flocked Pinecones

We recently visited family in East Texas and had a pinecone hunt! My family is super competitive and will turn anything into a competition…....a fun one of course! My Mom and I had a contest to see who could find the BEST pine cone; 4 bags full of pinecones later we finished our little competition.



Now that I have pinecones out the wazoo I knew I needed to come up with a few ways to use them throughout our home this Christmas. Pinecones are readily available and are a wonderful option to decorate your home for the holidays all while keeping cost down.









Here’s what I used for this project:
*Snow Frost and Iridescent Snow Flaks, (both purchased at Wal-Mart for $2 a bag)
*White and Silver Glitter
*Spray Adhesive




It gets messy so wear gloves if you have them




Mix glitter and snowflakes in a plate, spray your pine cone with glue and go to town.



After you cover your pine cone in the snow mixture spray another light coat and sprinkle more glitter over the pine cone for a little extra bling.

I had some metallic gold spray paint on hand so I sprayed a few pinecones gold. It really catches the simmer of the glitter. I wish I had some white spray paint….I think white would be soooo beautiful! I’ll probably break down and pick up a can even though I’m trying real hard to come up with projects using things I already have around my home.



Here are a few inspirational pictures of
ways you can use pinecones throughout your home.



Image from: Country Living


Image from: Country Living


This would be so pretty with flocked pinecones!

Image from: Country Living

I’m planning on using the ones I made to do something like this. Image from: Martha Stewart Living


7 comments:

  1. What a great idea! They are soooo cute! I'll definitely be stealing that one! And girl, of course you should make a want list! If I didn't have Caroline, I sure would! LOL!!! Mine is more of a want, but I'll buy them when they're on sale list! HA!

    Oh, and Caroline picked the salad without prompting! This is a normal thing for her, and I love it, but it still just cracks me up! She loves fresh fruit and veggies, so much so that I spend around $80 almost weekly at the store on just that!

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  2. Oh I love this!!! We had a pinecone hunt at my mom's a few weeks ago and I still have them and wasn't sure what I could do with them. I love the garland idea and the pinecone tree and the doorknob hanger. Oh I love all of it. Would be especially pretty flocked :) Thanks for the inspiration!

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  3. I live in Texas and we are expecting a tad bit of snow today. Looking at your pinecones makes me feel wintry. They are beautiful.

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  4. Hey girl! i'm just catching up on some blogging and you have been busy! All of the Christmas decor looks awesome!! Thanks for the pine cone ideas. I have them all over my yard.

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  5. I have been looking at ideas for homemade Christmas gifts and came across this website and then after reading your adventure with pine cones it made me think of you!

    http://familycrafts.about.com/od/pineconecrafts/a/PineConeFireStarter.htm

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  6. I picked up some pinecones from under our tree a few months ago- I definitely want to "snow" them now! Even if I don't get them done for this Christmas , I may do it once I start feeling better. Then I'll store them have them for next year. Thanks for the inspiration!
    Thanks for stopping by to visit my cloches post and for your well wishes. I had a good day today (hardly any spinning) and got some cleaning done. Why do we always have such a disaster when we set up for the holiday?
    :-) Sue

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  7. These are really, really adorable! I may have to try this! I have a ton of snow and and a ton of pinecones. :)

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