This post is sponsored by Delta. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.
I feel like I say this every year, but I can’t believe Christmas is already right around the corner!
My family’s usually pretty good about holding off Christmas festivities until after Thanksgiving, but this year the carols and lights just can’t get here soon enough. Thankfully, my six-year-old daughter seems to agree because when I asked if she wanted to make a Christmas craft she couldn’t gather our supplies fast enough.
I wanted to create something rustic and elegant, and I thought lightly glittered pine cones would be a pretty addition to our Christmas decor. Unfortunately, glitter and I aren’t best friends. Honestly, I tend to avoid the stuff because it ends up everywhere, but my daughter couldn’t have been more thrilled. She actually squealed quite a few times during this project, and I hope you have just as much fun making these as she did.
These glitter pine cones really are a super simple DIY craft. You’ll need:
- Pine cones (I happened to grab scented pine cones, which smell amazing.)
- Paint brush
- Glitter in color(s) of your choice
- Rimmed paper plates
- Optional: ornament hooks if you’d like to hang them on your tree
My daughter and I did have different techniques when it came to applying the glue. I wanted my pine cones to look lightly dusted with glitter, whereas my daughter’s approach was more, “Glitter everything!” I’m not going to lie; I like hers more!
Apply the glue wherever you want your glitter to stick. You can dab a few spots or cover the whole thing. There’s no wrong answer.
Next you’ll want to put your pine cone on a paper plate and start applying the glitter.
It wasn’t long, of course, before we both had fingers that looked like this. Glue and glitter can be quite the fun combination!
I’m not going to lie. The mess that is glitter usually keeps me from having anything to do with it. I actually have one friend who, when she heard what we were doing, said, “You’re brave! I don’t even let glitter in my house!” The stuff does get everywhere.
This, however, was my absolute favorite post-glitter clean up because I didn’t Tobias Bluth my house! If you aren’t an Arrested Development fan, that last sentence basically means glitter didn’t even up on every surface of my home because I was able to use our new Delta faucet with Touch2O.xt™ Technology for the Bathroom. We didn’t have to wrestle with our bathroom handles or stage a Hazmat level clean up when our crafting was done. The faucet can be activated simply by coming within four inches of it so our hands got clean while our bathroom stayed that way.
After just a few minutes of work we had these babies all finished! I have to admit that the pictures really don’t do them justice. The sparkle and brilliance of color really don’t compare in these pictures to what we see when we look at them in person. They really turned out well!
I think they look like the perfect balance of rustic and refined. They’d be a sophisticated addition to any tree or even a cute way to deck your halls.
Until the tree’s up we’ll just enjoy them here in this sweet little basket.
I told you, they really couldn’t be easier to make!
Making an easy craft is always a lot of fun, but my most favorite part of creating these pine cones was watching my daughter. I sometimes let the busyness of life take over, and her sweet little voice asking, “Can we make a craft” (or worse, “Can I play with glitter?!”) sounds like, “I’m going to make a huge mess that’s going to be a ton of extra work for you” by the time it reaches my brain. Since more work is the last thing I want to add to my to do list, I tend to say no too often, but I’m so thankful to have said yes this time.
What are your favorite messy holiday moments? Are they doing crafts with the kids or creating a special treat in the kitchen?
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Delta Faucet. The opinions and text are all mine.