Learn how to make my beautiful DIY Snow Covered Pinecones for your Christmas and winter décor using Epsom salt, glue, and pinecones. It’s easy, affordable, and takes less than 5 minutes!
The Easiest DIY Snow Covered Pinecones
Hey Everyone! Have you decked your halls with Christmas decor yet? We decorated our house last week and all the pretty Christmas decorations have me in the best mood and Christmas spirits!
Over the years one of my favorite items to decorate my home with for Thanksgiving and Christmas is pinecones, and I always love changing them up a bit for each season. Today I’m sharing The Easiest DIY Snow Covered Pinecones with you that look absolutely gorgeous for Christmas and winter.
Snow covered pinecones are so beautiful and can really add such a nice touch to your winter and Christmas decor. The good news is you can easily and affordably make them yourself at home following my simple tutorial below.
These snow covered pinecones are SO easy to make with just a couple of inexpensive supplies including Epsom salt, mod podge glue, and of course pinecones.
And unlike other complicated techniques out there that use bleach or paint, this technique seriously only takes just a couple of minutes and the possibilities are endless when it comes to decorating with your snow covered pinecones.
Add them to a table centerpiece, use them as mantle decor, glue them on your favorite Christmas wreath, or place them inside a lantern on your fireplace for some woodsy winter vibes.
No matter how you choose to use them, snow covered pinecones will look beautiful in your home and everyone will think you bought them from a fancy store!
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How to Make DIY Snow Covered Pinecones (The Easy Way)
In case you’re wondering how to make pine cones look like they have snow on them, let’s dive right into this simple snow covered pinecones tutorial.
First, start by gathering up all your supplies. For the “snow” for these pinecones you will need salt. I personally used and recommend Epsom salt, because it is inexpensive and the flakes are large like real snow. You can also use regular salt or a coarse kosher salt like this one.
I used the Mod Podge original matte version for mine with a foam brush and it worked perfect!
Last but certainly not least, you will need pinecones. I managed to get all mine for free since we have a lot of pine trees nearby, but if you don’t have any near you, you can purchase an affordable bag of them here. I also foundthis cute pack of pinecones on amazon with berries and branches that would look so cute “snow-covered”.
To keep this craft as mess-free as possible, I also recommend using a large baking sheet lined with parchment paper, and a shallow baking dish or bowl. This will help keep all the mess contained in one area.
How to Make Snow Covered Pinecones
To make your snow covered pinecones, start by pouring salt into a shallow baking dish like this one.
Next, apply glue liberally all over the outside of a pinecone with your foam brush. You want it to look like the photo below in terms of amount.
After that, dip your pinecone and roll it around in the dish or bowl to adhere the salt to the glue. You can also use your fingers to help sprinkle salt on any missing spots.
Gently place your snow covered pinecone on your baking sheet to dry and repeat for each pinecone.
Tip: Unless you have someone helping you, I recommend doing this process one pinecone at a time because you don’t want the glue to dry before applying the salt.
Once all the pinecones have been covered with snow, allow them to dry for at least 10-15 minutes.
Once dried, take each pinecone and shake off the excess salt on the pan by turning it different directions and upside down. I also found using a clean foam brush and gently tapping the outside edges of the pinecone helped with this step as well.
This is what the snow covered pinecones will look like after the excess salt has been shaken off. Aren’t they so pretty?!
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Hope you enjoyed today’s tutorial for my Easiest DIY Snow Covered Pinecones! If you plan to make these, how will you use them to decorate your home? Let me know in the comments below!
Thanks for stopping by! – Cara
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