Friday, December 17, 2010

Because Everything is Better with Glitter

Back in September, the boys and I gathered up some really cute little pine cones while we were out of town for our family reunion....yes I have been saving pine cones since September to do this project:) I actually put the pine cones in my glass jar during the fall, but I knew they needed to be fancied up a little bit for Christmas. So here are my Glittered Pine Cones, and a step by step just in case you have been saving pine cones for months too:)
 Start with your pine cones, spray adhesive, glitter in any color you would like, and brown paper lunch bags.
Lay your pine cones out on a protected surface.
 Open up your lunch bags and dump a pretty good amount of glitter into them. One color per bag...or you could be wild and mix them all together:)
 With your pine cones on a protected surface {aka newspaper} spray them with a liberal coat of spray adhesive.
 Drop your pine cone into the lunch bag, seal the top, and shake it around.
 Carefully remove your pine cone making sure to knock off any of the excess glitter...and you have SUPER cute Glittered Pine Cones!
 I did mine in red, green, and white but I think these would be really great in all white or maybe a few different shades of blue.The great thing about this project is that it is easy to modify to fit your decor!
 I think they look great in my glass container...much fancier than the plain ones before {because everything is better with glitter!}
 And just because I was in a glittery kind of mood, I also did made some cute glittered trees {as seen on eighteen25}. I sprayed the cones with adhesive, dropped them into the paper bag, gave them a shake, and then hot glued them to some glass candle holders from the dollar store.
cute, quick, and cheap...my favorite kind of craft!
Have you glittered anything today:)
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40 comments:

kristy.lynn @ kristy.makes said...

so adorable! i've contemplated doing something similar in the past... but never knew where i'd put them out... maybe i'll take a cue from you & put it in a glass container & enjoy! :)

ashley caminiti said...

They are beautiful!

Nichol said...

Love them. WE just did our stockings and I let the kids glitter a tree I painted on with glue. They turned out cute!

Lyndee @ A Recovering Craft Hoarder said...

I've never seen pinecones looking so gorgeous!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

I have not glittered anything today, but I'm thinking that maybe I should! ;)

Erika said...

What a great craft!
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Christy said...

I love the glittered pine cones! so easy and so pretty! thanks for sharing!

Jen @ tatertotsandjello.com said...

So fun!! Your pinecones turned out great! I agree - glitter is the best!


xox
Jen

Darcie said...

Those are SO pretty and I can't believe how easy they are to do!!

Karen said...

What cute ideas! Love the glittered Christmas trees. Super pretty! love your blog. Saw you on Sassy Sites. Stop by when you get the chance:
www.karismaheartsavannah.blogspot.com

craftykat said...

What a great (relatively) mess free way to glitter up things- and those pine cones are fabulous- I wish I'd saved the ones I'd kept for a while from our last house.. bummer... but that's great for future reference.. Thanks!

Andi @ Jane of all crafts said...

I agree, glitter makes everything better! I love the white ones! And your glittered "trees" are fabulous. Stopping by from weekend wrap up!

angie said...

saw these on tatertots & jello and LOVE them! so simple but beautiful!

Bonnie said...

Loving the pinecones and loving them with glitter even more! Very cute!

Cindy Bultema said...

So super cute! My girls will love this idea! Thanks for sharing! (And yes, I agree, everything is better with glitter!)
Blessings to you~
Cindy :)

Lexie Loo & Dylan Too said...

Great idea! Looks beautiful!

shawna said...

I love it! I'm doing this next year and I will be adding this to my blog http://www.jcgracelife.com

Kelli said...

Who would have thought? I love these and how they just brighten up that little jar. Great job!!

staci @ lizard n ladybug said...

I am in love with everything about this!! Pinecones, glitter - inexpensive...FAB!

Life In The Thrifty Lane said...

I really like your glittered pinecones, I will make them for sure next year! Thanks for visiting my blog, have a great weekend

Carrie said...

OH...those turned out beautiful! I LOVE them! So please tell me...when are you going to start selling your lovely crafts!? :) Such an easy thing to do and why haven't i done this?!!!

Peppermint Plum said...

Oh, my, those pinecones are beautiful! They look like candy... I want to lick them. :)

-Annie @ {PeppermintPlum}

Liz @ Sugarplum Creations said...

I LOVE those pinecones!!!! And I love that they seem fairly mess-free. Who'd have thought, glitter and mess-free in the same sentence!?

TidyMom said...

Too cute!! I love this idea!!

http://tidymom.net/2010/edible-gifts-and-holiday-crafts/

Steph @ BirdhouseFamily said...

These are very cute! Great idea to use a paper bag.

Alicia said...

OH MY GOSH!!!!!!!! Super duper cute!!!!!

He & Me + 3 said...

Loving all the glitter. Super cute. That last project was amazing!

Dee said...

Oh, I LOVE Glitter! Everything turned out beautifully!

very merry vintage style said...

Very pretty! I agree, there's not much that can't use a little glitter to make it beautiful. Come on over to my link party and add this glittery post!
Mary @ Very Merry Vintage Style

IPOHC said...

These are great! I so agree, EVERYTHING is better with glitter! Or "farkles" as my youngest would say! Thanks for sharing!

Jeana

Corinna said...

I have been saving pinecones since September too! Just for a Christmas glittery project like this. However, I never thought to use a brown bag to keep the glitter contained instead of tracking it through the whole entire house, which is my usual way of doing it! I'm so glad I ran across your post today on Skip To My Lou! P.S. These are so pretty!

DANA said...

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Angie said...

Layla would have a hoot doing that! I saw some cheapo pine cones at the store the other day. I'm gonna go back and get them :) We heart glitter around here!

Deanna said...

Yours are awesome, way easier than what I did. Thanks for the idea!

Marie {Make and Takes} said...

So pretty. I agree, glitter makes everything better. Well, maybe not your floors :)

I'd love to have you submit this to the M&T Spotlight: http://www.makeandtakes.com/spotlight

Kristen @ ladybug-blessings.com said...

oh I love these glittered pinecones!! if you have a chance come link up to handmade tuesdays @ www.ladybug-blessings.com

Michelle said...

Hi

Just found your blog through

House of Hepworths

Merry Christmas!!

Michelle :-)

Shelly {makingthemomentmatter} said...

Love the glitter and so much less messy using the bags. Thanks for sharing! They look great!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

what a great idea! much less men and same awesome look!

Karah @ thespacebetweenblog said...

everything IS better with glitter! Love them. Thank you so much for linking up to our Crafty Christmas party!

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