DIY Silver & Sparkle Pinecones {and 4 ways to use them}

Here’s a fun and simple craft to fill in any gaps in and add a little sparkle to your Christmas decor! And it’s a perfect one for including the kids!

metallic glittered pinecones paint'

First, send the kids out to gather pinecones while you pull out some white and metallic spray paint (nickel and champagne used here, but any silvers, golds, or bronzes are great!) and glitter.

[If your pinecones are fresh from the great outdoors, you might want to put them on a lined cookie sheet at 200 degrees for about 30 minutes to get rid of sap and critters… We don’t want some replay of the acorn debacle, now do we?!]

metallic glittered pinecones worktable'

First paint the pinecones white, then metallic, then sprinkle with glitter while still wet.

metallic glittered pinecones finished'

Ooooooh, pretty!

Now what to do with them?? Here’s some inspiration! [Click images for sources.]

Maybe embellish a place setting…

silver pinecone placecard

Add a string or ribbon and turn each into an ornament to hang on your winter wonderland tree…

silver pinecone ornament

silver pinecone ornaments on tree

Make a traditional round wreath…

silver pinecone wreath round

…Or a non-traditional square wreath…

silver pinecone wreath square

Or add a few to the mantle as an homage to a winter forest…

silver pinecone mantle

Fun, wheeeeeee!


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