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Yesterday, I posted about making scented pine cones. So, today it’s time to get all sparkly and make glitter pine cones.
I love these things, but I’m part magpie that way. Or maybe I’ve just watched too many episodes of Gypsy Sisters and have developed an appreciation for all things glittery and blinged out.
No matter, these colorful babies are everywhere.
They’re in bowls. . . .
On plates. . . .
And in my bedroom.
Glitter (in your preferred colors)
Spray Adhesive (such as Elmer’s Spray Adhesive)
Aluminum Foil (or Wax Paper)
First, gather together as many pine cones as you want. You can get them from craft stores, Walmart, Big Lots, dollar stores, or if you’re like and love anything free, from the yard.
Which is exactly what I set out to do a few days ago, and after just a couple of minutes walking around our yard, I ended up with an armload plus some of project material. Which was great until I noticed a buzzing against my arm. Completely thinking that it had to be some gigantic stinging insect attached to said project material, I was on the verge of dumping every last carefully gathered pine cone when it dawned on me.
Not a bee. Not a wasp. Nor any other type of bug.
Nope. It was my Fitbit. One of those pesky little pine cones must’ve been bumping it as I walked.
Yeah, what can I say? It was a ditzy moment. But back to our glittery project. . . .
If you picked your pine cones up outside, it’s a good idea to sanitize them by baking on a foil lined cookie sheet in a 200F degree preheated over for at least 30 minutes.
I placed mine on a piece of aluminum foil to protect the table I was working on, but you can use anything you have on hand. . . old newspaper, wax paper, cardboard, etc.
Wearing gloves (because seriously, you’ll have glue and glitter all over your hands if you don’t), spray the pine cones one at a time with the adhesive.
Then, place in a ziploc with the glitter of your choice. . . .
I chose three different colors: gold, turquoise, and white.
Once in the sealed ziploc bag, shake it. Shake it like a polaroid picture!
Once each pine cone is sufficiently glitterized to your tastes, let them air dry on the aluminum foil and voila!