As promised, I said that I would do a blog if my pine cones came out okay. I think they did 😉 I am actually very happy with them! I did them three different ways so I’ll explain all 3 and you can choose the look you’re going for!
White acrylic paint and glitter – First I painted the very ends of each tip of the pine cone and just sprinkled some glitter on it. This was my least favorite one. To me, it looked a little too fake and cheesy… BUT if that’s the look you’re going for, its very simple.
Mod Podge and Epsom salts – This one I liked a lot! But I was really looking for those bright white tips and this wasn’t giving that to me. I just used a paint brush and painted each tip with the Mod Podge (it is an all-in-one glue, finish and sealer) and then rolled the Epsom salts on! This one had more of the icy look!
White acrylic paint and Epsom salts – This was the winner for me! I just painted the tips white and sprinkled some Epsom salts on. I rolled the pine cone in the salts too to make it a little heavier. BUT next time, when I have more patience, I would definitely paint the tips white first, wait for them to dry completely, paint the tips again with Mod Podge and THEN use the Epsom salts! I think the salts would stick on a bit better this way!
So there ya have it! If you decide to make any of these, let me know how they turn out for you! 🙂 Happy Christmas Crafting!