Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Brownstone Glittered Pinecones

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!!

So here 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!

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  1. Love them! Have to try that...

  2. I'm new to your blog and I'm loving all your fun ideas, thanks for sharing!

  3. i love that you used the word turds. that made my day!

  4. what a great idea, when i think of how many stores i searched for brown pinecones... i love natural looks only, beautiful!

  5. Love the comment your son made! Cracked me up. I think they're beautiful....lots better than when they were red.

  6. Leave it to a kid to come up with that analogy, chuckle!

    they are lovely Michelle, what you ladies think of out there. Amazing!

    Have a lovely Christmas week ~
    TTFN ~ Marydon

  7. They turned out very pretty! Isn't Martha Stewarts glitter the BEST! Love it =)

  8. I should have thought of that last year with my bronze and brown tree. I had a hard time finding sparkly ornaments in the colors I needed. They look great!

  9. Well, they certainly are some sparkly turds! :) I literally laughed out loud when I read that. Leave it to a teenage boy. My kids have done their fair share of dissing my decorating ideas/crafts

  10. I love pinecones too. To me they are perfect in a dish even past Christmas. Thanks for sharing.

  11. I want your creativity for Christmas. You totally have a way of making everything beautiful.

    My son took my Scrabble pieces on display and wrote, "I love to eat green hairy boogers." Eww. Teenage boys do grow up, right? Right?

  12. I would love to have you add your ornaments to my ornament party.


  13. The brown pinecones are beautiful! While I, too, love pinecones and have lots of silver and white ones on my tree, I did not like the red ones. Now I am going to look for some to glitter brown myself! I think they would be beautiful with my Fall decor, too!!!


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