Jazz up pine cones and add ribbon and candles to make this pretty holiday decoration.
Materials You Have:
- Paper plate
- Small paintbrush
- 10 to 12 pinecones in various sizes
- Trash bag
- Rubber bands
Materials You Need:
- Craft glue, 49¢ at grocery stores
- Red glitter, 74¢ walmart.com
- Gold spray paint, $1.88 at Home Depot
- Mesh ribbon, $1 at Walmart
- Berries, $2 factorydirectcraft.com
TOTAL COST: $6.11
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!