These glittered pine cones are an inexpensive and beautiful way to decorate for the holidays. In only a few steps, you can add a little sparkle to your home.
- Pine Cones
- Extra Fine Glitter (multiple colors)
Place several pine cones on a cookie sheet, and bake for 40 minutes in a 200° F oven. This will kill any insects on the pine cones. Let the pine cones cool for about 30 minutes.
Cover your work space with newspaper or with anything that can catch the falling glitter. Although glitter is pretty, it is also very messy!
Coat each pine cone with glue. I used tacky glue, but any clear drying glue will do.
Lay the pine cones on paper plates and sprinkle glitter over the cones. Turn the plate as you sprinkle to make sure the pine cones are evenly covered with glitter.
Let the pine cones dry for 3-4 hours.
Now the pine cones are ready to display for the holidays!
I found this glittery idea in Better Homes and Gardens magazine. It involved two of my favorite things: leaves and glitter. I know a lot of you out there hate glitter. It is messy and takes forever to clean up, but it’s the holidays, and what is a holiday without sparkly glitter?
This project is very easy to complete. I finished it in a couple of hours. The longest thing you will have to do is wait for the glitter and glue to dry.
- Artificial leaves
- Mod Podge (matte)
- Sponge Brush
- Glitter (multiple colors)
- Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
- Jute Rope
- Burlap Ribbon (optional)
Begin by applying a layer of Mod Podge on each leaf with a foam brush. Then, sprinkle glitter on the leaves until they are completely covered.
Let the leaves dry for a couple of hours, then seal them with another layer of Mod Podge.
Cut wire-edge ribbon of your choice into various lengths, and glue the leaves to the end of each cut piece. (I used jute rope instead of wire ribbon.)
Gather the ribbon ends, tie them into a knot at the top, and trim the ends.
Here is the finished hanger:
I love seeing all the beautiful colors together. I added a burlap bow to the top of the hanger to finish the look. I can’t wait to use this hanger for Thanksgiving and Christmas!
I enjoy making wreaths and thinking of different ways to decorate my door. I decided to make a felt wreath because I had a bunch of felt sheets left over from an earlier project. I am beginning to decorate my house for the holidays, and I feel that this wreath will be an excellent way to make my door look festive and beautiful.
I used the following supplies:
- 12 in. foam wreath
- Straight pins
- Felt sheets
- Pearl beads
I started off by cutting the felt into petal shapes.
Next, I folded the felt petals into circular shapes and pinned them around the wreath.
Finally, I tied a strand of pearl beads around the top of the wreath so I could hang it from my door.
Here is the finished wreath: