DIY Snow Covered Pinecones

How To Paint Pinecones To Look Like They Are Covered In Snow

We are making snow covered pinecones with some of the pinecones we found on our summer hikes up in Maine. My family thought it was hilarious that I would bring bags with me specifically to pick up pinecones along the way. There was this one little island that you had to hop on rocks across the water to get to and it was blanketed in beautiful little pinecones. I wish I had snagged more ya’ll!!

These DIY snow covered pinecones are super simple and perfect to use in your holiday decorating.

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This works with pinecones of all sizes! Round up some pinecones and let’s get started.

Painting Your Pinecones To Look Snow Covered

We used regular white acrylic paint, but if you plan on using your painted pinecones on outdoor decorations you might want to use outdoor paint that will hold up in the elements more.

Set up an area to have the pinecones dry before you get started. You’ll want something that it won’t stick to. We had ours sitting on paper towels and got side tracked then they got stuck to the paper towels whoops. A trash bag will work perfectly.

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On the larger pinecones we painted the little tips of each of the petals using our small craft paint brush.

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Let The Faux Snow Covered Pinecones Dry

Set aside the pinecones to dry once you’ve painted the tips of each of the pinecone petals.

For the smaller pinecones we tried a few different methods. Their little petals were thin and more closed so we basically painted the outside of the pinecone then when you look down on the top of the pinecone it appears to be sprinkled with snow.

We tried a toothbrush on the smaller pinecones and that worked well but so did just rolling them in the paint. It did get a little messy so you might want disposable gloves, but the acrylic paint isn’t too difficult to get off your fingers.

Now your snow covered pinecones are ready for your holiday decorating and Christmas crafting.

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For more pinecone crafts ideas check out our tutorials for Pinecone Christmas Gnome Ornaments and DIY pinecone flowers.

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