Thanksgiving is just one week away and like many of you I have been busy preparing for the arrival of family and friends. In the midst of all the holiday preparations, I have also been working on quite a few other projects, which includes these frosted pinecones. I am going to share a DIY tutorial, but first, right here is where anyone who is not a blogger, e-commerce, online shop owner, or small business owner might want to skip ahead to the DIY tutorial at the bottom of this post.
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DIY Frosted Pinecones
(Department 56 is what I used)
Clear Drying Glue
White Acrylic Craft Paint
1-2 Chip Brushes
( one for glue | one for paint)
Hot Glue Gun
Optional: 2 bowls (1 for glue | 1 for paint)
(look below the written instructions for a visual)
Brush pinecones with the white craft paint allowing ample time for the paint to dry.
Next pour a generous amount of glue into a container then generously brush glue all around the pinecone being sure to get glue in the nooks and crannies of the pinecone.
Generously roll or pour faux snow all around the pinecone. Give them frosted pinecones at least a few hours to dry.
Cut floral wire to a length of 4-5-inches. This isn’t a precise measure. You will need enough length on the wire so that after the wires wrap around a tree branch or garland the ends can be secured by twisting the wires. After you have cut the desired length, using your forefinger in the middle of the wire, then bend the wire into the shape of a U.
Once everything has fully cured on your frosted pinecones, flip them upside down and squeeze a dime size amount of hot glue on the bottom. Wait a few seconds for the glue to cool off a bit then stick your floral wire deep into the glue. *tip-tea cups holding the pinecones makes it easier to affix the wire. Give the glue about one minute to begin to thicken before sliding the wire in the pool of hot glue.
Your new frosted pinecones are ready to be attached to a Christmas tree or pretty holiday garlands soon as the glue is dry.
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