You've seen me do this before....this is another exercise in using what you have on hand that isn't working for you and turning it into something you love. You can check out another ornament upcycle here. I can't explain why I'm so drawn to pine cones, but I just love them. I have a great collection of glass pine cone ornaments that I love to add to every year.
This is how they looked originally, a pretty red, and really I liked them, but I bought them several years ago, and I never used them. I'm not sure what my thought process was at the time, but in the box they stayed and never graced a pine bough in their pretty red life.
So out came the Mod Podge and Brownstone glitter (Martha Stewart) and the pine cones were given a breath of new life, a chance to actually make the tree! :)
The process is simple, coat the ornament in Mod Podge and coat with glitter and let dry. I have to tell you that while I was doing this project, my teen aged son (Keegan) walked by and said they looked like turds. Thanks so much for your opinion! I guess they might look like turds if you chose to look at them that way, however, I think they just look pretty natural, I mean pine cones are brown after all!!
are 3 turds are my beautiful brown pine cones
...and they made they cut! :)
I displayed some is a milk glass compote too, and added in some other pine cone and glass ornaments
Every time I use this glitter I'm amazed at how it covers!
Thanks so much for stopping by, I hope you are inspired!