Easy Holiday Pine Cone Decoration

Jazz up pine cones and add ribbon and candles to make this pretty holiday decoration.

craft a pretty centerpiece for the holdiays

Materials You Have: 

  • Newspaper 
  • Paper plate
  • Small paintbrush
  • 10 to 12 pinecones in various sizes
  • Trash bag
  • Scissors
  • Rubber bands
  • Candles
  • Tray

Materials You Need: 

TOTAL COST: $6.11 

Instructions: 

Apply glitter to half of the pinecones and spray-paint the others.

For glitter pinecones:

1. Spread out newspaper to protect surface. Pour 3 to 4 tablespoons of glue onto paper plate. Use paintbrush to apply glue to tips of pinecone leaves.

2. Pour approximately 2 tablespoons glitter onto newspaper. Roll each pinecone in glitter until tips are covered. Let dry for several minutes, then shake off excess glitter.

For spray-painted pinecones:

1. Working in a well-ventilated space (preferably outdoors), lay trash bag down to protect surface. Place pinecones on trash bag.

2. Spray with paint until one side is covered. Let dry for a few minutes, then roll them over and spray-paint other side.

3. Let dry a few minutes, then go over any unpainted spots. Let dry 15 minutes, then apply a second coat. Let dry 1 hour.

Put on the final glitz:

To add instant style for next to nothing by laying a length of metallic mesh (this one is 11" wide) on top of a colorful tablecloth. You can take the same mesh and turn it into table ornaments. Cut a 3"-long strip, fold it in half and wrap a rubber band around the ends. Then shape it however you’d like. Arrange your ornaments with pinecones and pillar candles on a wooden tray and you're done!