(Debbie is a guest blogger from Debbie Doo’s.)
Hi there! Welcome.
Today, I am sharing how to make winter snowy pine cones, that make for a pretty display. This is pretty much almost a free craft project. You can enjoy doing this craft with family, kids, the grands or a gals evening get together.
First, collect an array of pine cones from the yard. We are loaded with pine trees here so there is never a need to go to the craft store and purchase them. However, if need be you can find them and they are pretty reasonable.
If you would like to bake the critters out: Baking your pine cones on a low temperature for about a half an hour can be just the thing to keep your home from unwanted pests. Preheat your oven to 200 degrees and place your pine cones on a foil lined baking sheet or casserole dish. Place the pine cones in the oven, making sure to check them often so they don’t burn. Once the pine cones have opened up and the sap has had a chance to seep out and dry up, the pine cones are done. This should only take about 30 minutes.
Personally, I did not bake the critters out. I figured the spray paint in itself would kill them off. Truthfully, I have not seen one crawling around in my display so I think it worked.
When I spray paint I like to use a box. Makes clean up easy. As you can see I used a matte metallic aluminum color by Krylon. You could use white if you do not have any faux snow on hand or can’t find it at the craft stores.
After I spray painted the pine cones and let them dry, I then used the faux snow and gave them a good spray evenly.
The coverage was perfect after only one coat of spray paint.
I love the snowy look after one coat of the snow in a can. Again, I do all my spraying in a box to avoid mess and clean up.
You can find these little picks and sprigs at dollar tree or your local craft store. I found mine at the dollar tree. As you can see I lightly sprayed the bowl as well to have the snowy winter look.
I hope this simple winter pine cone display inspires you to create your own. Happy new year to you all!