Make decorative pine cones by painting these with acrylic paints. This is a budget friendly craft, and a way to turn items found in nature into something very glitzy, especially when sparkle paint is used. Pine cones painted with glittery acrylic paint would also make snazzy Christmas decorations, or these can just be used as everyday decorations for people who love pine cones. The steps below will give crafters inspiration on how to create pine cone decorations with acrylic paints.
Pour acrylic paint on a disposable plate, or on a plate that will only be used for painting projects.
Place a pine cone on the plate, and use the paint brush to cover all parts of the cone with color. Use the brush to roll the pine cone in the paint to cover any spots where the paint did not adhere.
Allow the acrylic paint on the pine cone to dry completely. This can take several hours, but it is ideal to wait overnight when painting more than one layer.
Add a second layer of paint to the pine cone of the same color, or the second layer might even be transparent glittery paint over the monochromatic base color. Several layers of transparent acrylic paint can also be added to a pine cone to give it more of an opaque, but super sparkly effect.
Allow the second layer of paint to dry.
The painted pine cones make fun decorations to put around the house, or to give as presents to friends. Hangers can be attached to the pine cones to turn these into Christmas tree ornaments. Pine cones painted yellow make whimsical decorations, such as the one pictured in the video that looks like a corn cob.
So get out and find some pine cones for the next crafting project, which will not cost much money at all!