Icy Blue Pinecone Ornaments

I’m so excited to be a part of this blog hop.  In case you haven’t noticed, I’m a fan of blue.  I have four rooms painted blue in my house (including my master bath that I just revealed last week), not to mention accents of blue in almost every other.  I even painted my pumpkins blue for the fall this year.  But I have never done a blue Christmas.  Ever.  My Christmases have always been pretty traditional: mostly neutrals, silver, gold, and accents of red.  So I asked myself for a cost effective way to incorporate some tasteful blue accents into my ornament collection without breaking the bank, and here is what emerged:

how to make blue glitter pinecones

Aren’t they lovely?  And the best part is that they are super easy and dirt cheap.  My three year old had a blast helping me make them!

Here is what you need:

  • pinecones
  • modge podge (or Elmer’s glue)
  • paper plates
  • glitter (I used “extra fine” – it has more of an angel dust quality than a kids’ craft look)

And here are the embarrassingly easy instructions:

  • Pour a little modge podge (or Elmer’s glue) on a paper plate.
  • Add a little water (a little extra water if you’re using Elmer’s) and stir.  Don’t add too much; you just don’t want your pinecones to be gloppy.
  • Roll your pinecone in the glue mixture.
  • Pour glitter onto a second paper plate and roll your pinecone in the glitter.
  • Let dry and enjoy!

blue glitter pinecones

You’ll see that by rolling the pinecones, it restricted the glittered area to the ends of the leaves (what are those called?!?! does anyone know?).  I love how it gives a subtle touch.  I considered glueing on ornament hooks, but I really prefer the organic look of pinecones resting in the branches of the tree.

blue glitter pinecones

These also make an excellent centerpiece or vignette element if you pile them in something pretty.  Endless possibilities!

blue glitter pinecones bowl

What do you think?  For the cost of some very cheap glitter, not a bad touch of blue for Christmas, is it?  Be sure to visit the other creative and talented girls in this blue Christmas Blog Hop for some more ornament ideas!

Krista @ The Happy Housie // Sarah @ Life on Virginia Street // Amber @ Averie Lane // Amy @ The Blissful Bee // Briana @ Sweet Dreams are Made of These // Amy @ Commona My House

Blue Christmas Blog Hop

 

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Comments

  1. Pretty! When I was really young (maybe 10-12), I took a bunch of those gum drop balls from trees and covered them in glitter. I keep thinking I need to do it with pine cones… Now I really need to do this! Love the blue!

  2. They are so pretty Rachel – and I love the rustic mixed with sparkly! Pinning:)

  3. Great idea. I love the sparkle you added. I’m a big fun of blue, too and have been working on my Christmas decorations with blue incorporated. Happy to see others enjoy something a bit different.

    Thanks!

  4. Hi Rachel,

    These are lovely! I’ve made glitter pine cones myself, but never thought to add colored glitter, they are perfect for Christmas!

  5. Thanks, I will be be making this! My Christmas Decor is Blue, Sliver & White! 😉

  6. How pretty!! I’m a blue-lover as well, and I just adore the subtle hint of glitter on these pinecones! Beautiful!

  7. Oh how pretty, I love the addition of the blue gltter. This is so pretty. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  8. Very Pretty. I’ll have to mix a little blue in with my silver & gold.

  9. Love these! I love that the glitter isn’t too overpowering–it’s the perfect amount for a pretty accent!

  10. You need a “Pin It” button… I LOVE THESE SO MUCH! 😀 I collected a bunch of pinecones this fall from our trees and have been saving them for a good craft. Now I found it!
    That blue is just stunning.

    • Rachel Paxton says:

      I’m so glad you like them, Alison!! And yes, that is one of the items on my LONG list of things to do since I switched from blogger to WP… I hope you have fun with your pinecones. :)

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