DIY Snow Frosted Pine Cones Tutorial


Well, it's Saturday and I believe I owe you a tutorial. When I posted about my Entryway with our Nativity, I eluded to a tutorial featuring the DIY Snow Frosted Pine Cones. These were so easy to make that I'm not quite sure why I've never done it before. I will definitely be making a bunch more of these next year {after I've gathered a bunch of free pine cones ;-)}.
Here's what you need: pine cones, white acrylic paint, ModPodge, sponge brush and Epsom Salt.
 Start by painting the petals of the pine cone with white acrylic paint. Allow the paint to dry.
 Apply ModPodge liberally over the petals and smoosh it towards the inside of the pine cone too.
Finally, sprinkle Epsom Salt directly onto the wet ModPodged petals. Allow to dry completely before incorporating into decor.

That's all, folks! This is a super simple way to add some sparkle and shine to your winter greenery arrangements. Who knew that Epsom salt could be such a great craft supply?

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13 comments:

  1. That's great. The Epsom salt would be much cheaper than glitter I imagine.

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  2. Love how the pine cones turned out.....so pretty!xo

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  3. These are so adorable!!!! I love the epson salts as snow its a really pretty touch! I would love if you would share this over at my blog hop http://www.ablossominglife.com/2012/12/frugal-crafty-home-3.html

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  4. So glad I found your post as I've been wondering how to do this. Miss Mustard Seed did this also but she used German Glass glitter. I don't want to have to order something and pay s/h so like the idea of using the epsom salts. Have seen several posts using epsom salts for all kinds of things,quite a handy crafty tool.
    Your pine cones look so pretty and snowy. Happy Christmas to you and yours.

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  5. What a great idea, so simple (free) and so lovely. I even have pine trees. Wow......may do this if I can dry some out.
    Following now
    Janice

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  6. Great idea using the epsom salts!

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  7. Love this creative idea! Thanks for stopping by my blog. Wishing you a Merry Christmas as well.

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  8. I love your project! Thanks for sharing the tutorial!

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  9. A new way to create snow covered pine cones. Great idea! Thanks for sharing.

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  10. I think you just gave me a idea.....thank you very much andi

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    Merry Christmas,
    Susie, Sandy, Sarah & the Bowdabra Designers
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  12. I was just searching the web wanting to get new ideas for decoration. I fell upon this site and I love it. I will now send my friends and family to this site. Thank you for being so crafty and for sharing it with all of us. Thank you again,
    Love in Christ,
    Diana Burrell Klein

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