Every year around this time our family likes to get crafty and creative! This year we’ve tried out a few new crafts that I’ve had in our “craft – queue”. Today, I’m sharing our Glittery Pinecones craft! Every day this week I’ll be sharing a new homemade Christmas craft with you!
This is an incredible simple and easy craft to put together. The glitter can get a bit messy, but just try your best to contain it and enjoy the fun time with your kiddos. Glitter mess is stressful for me at times, but my kids love it so I just go with it for them.
- Pinecones – You can find these in your back yard or local park.If you don’t have these in your area – check at your local Target (where I found ours), Hobby Lobby, or any craft store. Amazon has them too, so if you’re having trouble locating them locally – you’re sure to get what you need there.
- Glitter – Any color will work,but I found that silver is the color I preferred. I think a pretty copper color would look nice and compliment the brown tone of the pinecones.
- Tacky Spray – Any local craft store will have this. Walmart or Target may have it too. I picked mine up at Hobby Lobby. You can find it on Amazon too. The difference between tacky spray and glue spray is the stickiness of it. Tacky spray is a bet more intense and immediately grabs ahold of whatever you put on it.
- Polyurethane or Clear Acrylic Gloss spray – I used the Acrylic Gloss but you could use Polyurethane too. This basically just seals all the glitter in and gives the overall pinecone a nice shine to it. **This step is totally optional!
The process is simple:
First // Set up your area. Lay out some cardboard or a filing folder. You could also just grab an old box like we did. This is going to be where you’ll be working on. I took it a step further and did this outside on the back porch! Glitter can get crazy, plus I wanted to make sure our working area was well ventilated using the tacky spray and gloss spray.
Second // Lay out your pinecones. I suggest setting a few aside so there is a balance between glitter and non-glitter pinecones.
Fourth // Sprinkle the glitter all over the pinecones. (our pouring in my 2yr old’s case) the glitter over the pinecone.
Fifth // This is the optional step. Spray a light layer of Clear Acrylic Gloss.
Sixth // (or Fifth if you skipped the gloss) // Set aside to dry. You can gently lay them on their side or if you can get them to stand tilted on their stems, you could do that too.
That’s it! :) Here’s our final results!
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