After being totally inspired by all of the amazing luminaries on Pinterest lately I wanted to try and make some. It also seemed like a great idea too as a group of my blogging buddies put together a challenge with making something from pinecones. So joining the 2 together I decided to try my hand at making some Snowflake Pinecone Luminaries.
Snowflake Pinecone Luminaries
There’s just something so enjoyable this time of the year to have the soft glow of the Christmas tree lights and candles around the house! It reminds me of my childhood and spending Christmas’s with my Grandparents! Granny would always have to have a live tree and it was my job to help decorate it! Then when night would fall the lights would come on and I just remember feeling so happy!
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- Old Jars
- Faux Snowflakes
- Mod Podge
- Paint Brush
- Pinecones – I would have preferred to use real ones but they are out of season in Australia right now. I found these silver ones at BIG W.
- Greenery from your garden – I used some from our wattle tree in our garden.
Step 1– Remove any labels from your jars by soaking them in hot soapy water. Use eucalyptus oil to remove any sticky residue that may be left behind.
Step 2 – Using your paintbrush and mod podge cover the entire jar. I probably went a little too high and if I had my time again I would have only gone to the neck of the jars.
Step 3 – Pour out some of the Faux Snow onto a plate and quickly pat the snow onto the jar and press. It’s a bit messy but well worth it. Shake off any excess flakes.
Step 5– Let dry overnight on a baking tray with some baking paper.
Step 6 – Add some greenery and the pine cones. I really wanted to use real pinecones but unfortunately, they aren’t in season here in Australia 🙁 So faux ones it is!
You could use a finer grade of Faux snow to give them more of a smoother look. Don’t forget to check out all of the other pinecone projects from my blogging buddies below! 🙂
Don’t have time to make now? Be sure to PIN for later 🙂
Some more fabulous Holiday Pinecone Projects: