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Monday, December 5, 2011

How To: Glittery Pinecone Garland

We made these glittery pinecone garlands for a craft night we had on Friday night. They are festive w/ a homespun flavor which is just how I like it. I brought a few different colored glitters so everyone could pick what they wanted. Their was white frosty glitter, silver, chocolate brown, and a goldish brown glitter to choose from. The glitters were Martha Stewart from Michael's and she has so many different colors to choose from! I think the goldish brown was my personal favorite....I believe the glitter is called smoky quartz. I didn't have any glitter left in that color so I used the chocolate brown color here. You could hang this garland on your mantle, or over a window or on a little tree like I did. Lots of fun possibilities here! Here is what you'll need:
  • thick jute twine
  • 1 bag of pinecones found at Michael's
  • Spray glue
  • glitter of your choice, also found at Michael's, Martha Stewart
  • paper bowls
Start by tying the pinecones to make the garland. The bag of pinecones comes with 14-16 pinecones per bag so you'll need to cut roughly 110 inches of twine (this measurement is if you space your pinecones 5-6 inches apart). Make a loop at the one end of your twine, then double knot to secure it, like this:
Tie the pinecones to the garland one by one, spacing them 5-6 inches apart. Making sure you double knot to secure. This part takes the most time since you have to bring your long twine through the knot, but it gets faster as you go along as the twine begins to get shorter and shorter. At the end make a loop and secure with a double knot like you did at the beginning.
In a well ventilated area, place a garbage bag underneath your paper bowls. Drop each pinecone into the paper bowl, like this:
Get spray glue and glitter at the ready. Pinch both ends of twine together to avoid getting glue and glitter on the twine. Spray pine cone with spray glue, coat evenly. Do your best to spray down into the bowl. Sprinkle with glitter, allowing excess glitter to fall into the bowl (you can reuse this).
After all pinecones have been glittered, allow to dry for 15-20 minutes. You can spray them with a sealing spray that you find at craft stores but this is optional.
Hang wherever you desire!

This little tree is my kids tree. Lily is begging me (as I type this) to pull the ornaments out so she can hang them on it.
Thanks for stopping by today! Hope you're all enjoying getting into the holiday spirit!

images by Briana


Brit Warner said...

Cute bri! I love the big bulbs on the tree too!

Haley and Lance (but probably just Haley) said...

I love this! And it looks so cute on that little tree!