This project was so fun and easy to do! It took me all of 10 minutes to dip my pine cones in latex wall paint and I love the end result. Latex paint dries quickly and the clean up is fast and not toxic (a major plus)!
I plan to place my pine cones in a wooden bowl and then sprinkle faux snow on top of them. It will make a lovely holiday display I can keep out all winter!
What you will need:
Medium size glass bowl
Pine cones (6-8 should do)
White latex paint
Cardboard, newspaper or wax paper for drying
Step 1: Pour the white latex paint into a medium sized bowl. Make sure the bowl is deep enough that you will be able to dip at least half of the pine cone. Take your pine cones and give them a quick dusting with a towel to remove any loose bits.
Step 2: Hold the pine cone by the stem and dip the top of the pine cone into the white latex paint about one third of the way into the paint. Then hold the pine cone over the bowl for a few seconds to let any excess drip off. Place the pine cone on your cardboard to dry while you dip the rest of the pine cones.
Step 3: Once all of the pine cones are dry you can place them in a decorative bowl to enjoy all holiday long!