11th Nov2011

Glittered Pinecones

by Dinah Wulf

My daughter likes to pick the pinecones off the ground when we go to the park.  We decided to collect and keep them this time around and get DIYInspired. We like to pick the “ugly” unwanted ones that are already on the ground; pinecones that have not yet bloomed.  After you keep them for a few days, they open up and spread their pinecone wings.

The easiest thing to do was, of course, glitter them!  After they bloomed, we washed them off (to make sure there were no hidden stowaways), let them air dry, and glittered the tips in white, silver, and blue. I used Mod Podge and a paint brush because I always have those two things handy in my craft room!

We filled two vases (the free ones you get with flowers) and displayed them in the guest room. We saved a few of them to add ribbon and hang on our tree this year.

Here’s a quick picture tutorial, even though this project speaks for itself, because hey everyone loves pictures!

Tip: Keep several paper or Styrofoam plates handy.

Click here for more tips for glittering.

Consider painting or glittering pinecones vibrant bright colors and display them in a glass vase.


Attach a pretty ribbon and hang them from a window.



Make a pinecone garland for your mantel.


Make cute place card holders for a dinner party or wedding.





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Dinah has a Master of Arts Degree in Speech Communication from California State University Fullerton. She is a Curator for Style Me Pretty Living, a Blogger at Earth911 and GMC Trade Secrets, and a member of Martha’s Circle. Her website, DIY Inspired has been recognized by Mashable, Parenting.com, and Circle of Moms as a Most Creative Blog. Dinah was featured on Linqia’s Community Spotlight, as an influential community leader.

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