These snowy pine cones were the easiest decorations we've made yet, and so satisfying and fun. We wanted to have some natural elements on the tree, so Clay gathered some fallen pine cones and we devised a method to have some permanent snow on them.
Clay added flour and water to white paint to give it some thickness and three dimensionality. Initially we tried painting little blobs of the paint paste on, but that proved too tedious and drippy.
Dipping was the ticket! In mere seconds those pine cones were rolled, dipped and spotted with "snow."
No snowy ornament would be complete without a healthy dose of glitter, which I took charge of because, as we know, "Men don't glitter." I was only too happy to take on the task.
We baked them briefly in the oven at a low temperature to set the doughy paint. And then with a little green wire twisted around the tops they were ready to hang on the tree! I nestled them on top of the boughs to look as if they grew there and looped the wire over a branch above. We love our sparkly, snowy pine cones and are already thinking about what we can make with acorns next year...