Hump Day, Slump Day! Why is it that Wednesdays are always one of the hardest days to get through? You don’t know if mid-week is a half empty or half full kind of day, and that can be so annoying! It’s too close to Monday, but too far from Friday. Wednesday is the red-headed step child of the week, and it’s time to give it some love! With that being said, I’d like to introduce you to a new series called “Why Not Wednesdays”.
Every Wednesday I will be posting up a “Why Not This” project for you to enjoy. Hopefully they will be super simple and involve only 2 or 3 products. Give your Wednesday something to shine for, and make something simple and memorable to eat, for your home, or for your family.
This Wednesday, We will start with PINE CONES!! Why Pine cones? WHY NOT?! DUH! Pine cones are natures wonder wood. They are amazing, fun pieces of foliage and they make GREAT decor. Why not add some glitter to your pine cones? LET’S DO IT!
What you need:
- Pine cones! (I live in AZ, so these are hard to come by for me)
- Mod Podge – I used the hardener one in the purple container, but the Orange one works, too
- GLITTER! I prefer fine glitter, like the Martha Stewart kind
- A Paper plate or something to catch all the glitter
- An Oven (to bake out bugs)
- Did you know that when pine cones are wet they close up their “leaves”? Wash your pine cones a day in advance with dawn and warm water. You can even add a little bleach if you like. Let them dry completely so the “leaves” can open.
- To avoid bugs scurrying all around your craft area, you will want to bake them out.Set your oven to 250 degrees and bake the DRY pine cones about 20 minutes.
- Using a small paint brush, paint some mod podge over the tips of the pine cones. Go crazy if you want, its your project.
- Shake the glitter over the wet mod podge to adhere. I turn my cones sideways so glitter doesnt go all inside.
- Using a spoon, scoop up some glitter from your paper plate and continue to use it to sprinkle over the pine cone. No need wasting the fall out, we love glitter way too much to see that happen.
- Sit back and enjoy your creations. VOILA. Masterpieces.
What will you do with your pine cones? I have a few around the house, added a few to a hurricane vase for fall decor, and will be making a nice banner with a few. Aren’t they amazing! They really pull off the Fall season!