A Mothers Ramblings: Glittery Pine Cones

Monday, 13 December 2010

Glittery Pine Cones

I thought that I had blogged about these before, but I couldn't find them anywhere! During the autumn a couple of years back Top Ender collected a number of pine cones. She was going through a real scavenger phase and everything that she brought had to be kept. I still have a couple of jars of conkers! I decided that if we had to keep them then they might as well look festive and so one afternoon Top Ender and I set about making the pine cones glittery.

Glittery Pine Cones

We rolled each pine cone in a paper plate of glue before rolling them in a plate of glitter. We started off being quite conservative and rolling them in only one plate of glitter, but we soon decided that double dipping the pine cones would give a nicer effect. We decided that the red and gold would be a good pairing as would the blue and silver and as you can see in the pictures the double glittering adds some depth to the "art".

Glittery Pine Cones

The glittery pine cones have lasted well, as they are constantly on display on the dining table and Baby Boy has a thing about arranging them in different orders. Thinking on it a few of them could probably do with being replaced... just don't tell Top Ender I said that!