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How To Make Snowy Pinecone Ornaments

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Learn how to make snowy pinecone ornaments for your Christmas tree. These simple and beautiful pinecones are the perfect addition to any holiday decor from modern to farmhouse you can’t go wrong with these pretty sparkly decorations on your tree.

These snowy pinecone ornaments are so easy to make but they look amazing hanging from your Christmas tree.

Thanks to the faux snow mixture they really sparkle when the light hits them but it’s not so bright that it looks off.

The simple pinecones fit in perfectly with any farmhouse Christmas decor, my favorite style.

Snowy Glitter Pinecones text overlaid on a photo of a pincone hanging from a Christmas tree with the tips painted white and covered in glitter.

We are lucky enough to be surrounded by pine trees. These give us lots of shade during the hot summer and lots of pinecones to collect and use for Christmas crafts too.

I love that that makes this simple pinecone ornament almost free to make. But even if you need to buy your own pinecones you can pick up bags of them really cheap.

How To Make Snowy Pinecone Ornaments

Materials

Step 1.

Before you start working on the pinecones start by making the faux snow mixture.

Don’t worry this is so easy to make and stores very well in an airtight container so you can use it for lots of holiday crafts.

Take 1 cup of Epsom salts and add 1 to 3 tablespoons of silver glitter to it. Mix it up well so that there are no clumps and set it aside.

Step 2.

Painting the tips of the pinecones with white paint.
Paint the tips of your pinecones with white paint.

Next, you’ll start painting your pinecones. The easiest way is to hold the pinecone by its stem but if this has been broken off you can also hold it from end to end.

Using a small paintbrush dot the ends of the pine ones with white paint. I also like to do just around the top edge as well.

It makes it look like snow has just fallen down on them.

Step 3.

Sprinkling the pinecones with fake snow while the paint is still wet.
Sprinkle the pinecones with fake snow while the paint is still wet.

While the paint is still wet sprinkle the faux snow mixture over top of the pinecones.

The Epsom salt and glitter mixture will stick to the paint and look like little puffs of snow sitting on top.

Allow the pinecones to fully dry.

Step 4.

Gluing a twine hanger on the pinecones.
Easy twine hanger for pinecones.

Cut a length of twine and fold the ends together, make a slip knot and pull it tight.

Then cut the ends off leaving a tiny tail. Place a small dot of hot glue onto the tail end of the twine and then press it against the stem of the pinecone.

3 snowy pinecone ornaments finished and ready to hang up.

Hold it down for a few seconds until it’s dry.

Pinecone hanging from a Christmas tree with painted white tips and glitter.

Now they are ready to hang from your Christmas tree or mantle! See that was a super simple craft right? I just love how they catch the light and sparkle.

How To Make Snowy Pinecone Ornaments

Easy Snowy Pinecone Craft

Learn how to make snowy pinecone ornaments to decorate your Christmas tree. Simple and beautiful pinecones that fit with any decor style from modern to farmhouse. If you are looking for a rustic but pretty Christmas craft idea these glittery pinecones are perfect!

Active Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Difficulty Easy

Tools

Instructions

    1. Start by making your faux snow mixture. Take 1 cup of Epsom salts and add 1 to 3 tablespoons of silver glitter to it. Mix it up well so that there are no clumps and set it aside.
    2. Using a small paintbrush dot the ends of the pinecones with white paint. It makes it look like snow has just fallen down on them.
    3. While the paint is still wet sprinkle the faux snow mixture over top of the pinecones.
    4. Cut a length of twine and fold the ends together, make a slip knot and pull it tight. Then cut the ends off leaving a tiny tail.
    5. Place a small dot of hot glue onto the tail end of the twine and then press it against the stem of the pinecone.

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