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DIY Glitter Pine Cones

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.

Supplies:

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  • Pine Cones
  • Extra Fine Glitter (multiple colors)
  • Glue

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.

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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.

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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.

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Let the pine cones dry for 3-4 hours.

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Now the pine cones are ready to display for the holidays!

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DIY Pine Cone Ornaments

I wanted to share with you all my version of pine cone ornaments. This was my first time doing a craft project using pine cones. I had a lot of fun making these beautiful ornaments and adding a bit of nature to my Christmas decor.

I used the following supplies:

  • Pine Cones
  • Snow Spray
  • Jute Rope
  • Ribbon
  • Hot Glue Gun

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1. Go outside and pick pine cones.

2. Bake the pine cones in the oven at 200° for about 40-45 minutes. This will get rid of the bugs that are sometimes on the pine cones.

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3. Remove pine cones from the oven and let cool.

4. Spray pine cones with snow spray. I bought a small can of it at a dollar store in the Christmas decor section. The spray is easy to use and dries after a few minutes.

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5. Cut jute rope into 8 inch long pieces, and use the hot glue gun to glue the ends of the rope to the top of the pine cones.

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6. Make a bow for the pine cones using decorative ribbon.

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7. Use the hot glue gun again to glue the bows on the pine cones.

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Here are the finished ornaments:

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The ornaments are so lovely, and give my mantel a rustic look. I think I will do this project again next Christmas!