Coat the edges of a pinecone a branch or clusters of leaves with a generous coat of glue or Mod Podge some spots will have little puddles of glue which is fine. If you just want a very lightly frosted look then one coat of spray paint may be enough.
Simply dunk the pine cone into the paint.
Snow spray paint for pine cones. Remove it and shake off as much excess paint off the pine cone as you can. They will look like thicker snow later. This should only take about 30 minutes.
White winter pine cones. First spray paint your pine cone using gold spray paint. Bottled school glue works just perfectly for this project and it dries clear.
Take a natural pinecone and paint highlights of paint exposing some of the natural pinecone leaves. Faux cardinal and winter greenery. Layer paint Modge Podge and Epsom salt to makes snow tipped pine cones.
Next add small dots of glue to the flat surfaces on the pine cone. Snow Covered Pine Cones Using Paint Modge Podge and Epsom Salt. Set the pine cones out on waxed paper to dry overnight.
I laid out a canvas drop cloth in my garage for this part. Take a handful of salt sprinkle onto the glue coated surface as you rotate the pine cone or branch. Simply soak the pinecones in a sink full of warm soapy water for 10-15 minutes.
Pine cones are very versatile. Easy craft for Christmas decor. Once the pine cones are dry enough to handle turn them over to expose the other side and spray another coat.
To make your own DIY snow covered branches and pine cones all you need is white paint fine glitter and some German glass or courser glitter. I used DecoArt paint washes that come in many colors. Painted just the tips.
A coat of spray paint followed by spray snow makes pine cones look like they have been in a blizzard. If you want the pine cone to look more thoroughly covered then give it a few coats. Instead of glopping on a bunch of paint my friend gave me the idea to just add a bit of white paint to the tips.
Be sure to use enough glue so the craft snow. See how they sort of look gray or shimmery. You want paint to go into all the nooks and crannies of the pine cone.
It is amazing how much prettier a little snow makes everything. Apply thin coats of spray paint to the pine cones. The paint mixture is 3 parts paint and 2 parts water.
Once the pine cones have opened up and the sap has had a chance to seep out and dry up the pine cones are done. Then lay them out on a towel or some paper towels to dry out. If you want a little thicker snow you can also use epsom salts as well with some spray.
Make sure to spray from all different angles to cover your whole pine cone. White tipped pine cones that my friend painted. I used a Lavender color wash by DecoArt.
Full tutorial from Kids Craft Room. It looks just like snow. You may waste a bit of paint but worth it- when your paint gets low just pour it slowly over your last pinecones.
As you spray go lightly and try to hit all angles of the pine cone spray from the top sides and underneath. Pine cones arent just for Christmas. Pretty bowl for display.
Let it dry completely. And heres some closeups. Anything that chips off from the pinecones contaminates the paint for future projects.
They actually look a little more gray in person since the spray paint doesnt cover extremely well. The pine cones will probably close up. Paint the tips of the pinecone only and keep the rest natural or you can paint the spray painted ones tips as well.
Place the pine cones in the oven making sure to check them often so they dont burn. Once they are completely dry its on to the painting. You can also choose your own color or leave the pine cone with a natural look.
From someone who paints-consider pouring some paint in another container then dipping the cones. Then these pinecones were spray painted. One coat of white primer and 2 light coats of white spray paint.
Snow covered pine cones. You can do so much.