Craft: Glittered Snow Pinecones DIY Compliments of Crayola
“This craft was sponsored by Crayola. All views, ideas, and opinions expressed are fully my own”
With the very first snowfall happening yesterday here in my nook of Southern New England, I thought it would be super cute to make a giant glittered snow pinecone. I have been collecting an assortment of pinecones since the Summer, and had this really large one that sat upright all on its own. I figured I could put it to good use, and create some faux snow on it with Crayola White Model Magic, and some Super Sparkle Washable Glitter Glue.
The folks at Crayola generously sent me a pack of some of their greatest crafting, and creating products with one goal in mind: create a holiday craft of my choice. I loved this challenge because I am all about crafting, and DIYs. I do celebrate Christmas, but I wanted a holiday craft that would be able to stay out past December 25th. I figured wintery, pinecones would be fun so that is what I went with.
I plan on making lots more glittered snow pinecones with my kids, but I decided to make the “big momma” pinecone myself to see of my brain child would easily translate. Well, as you can see, I was able to turn my ordinary, boring pinecone into a very pretty centerpiece. The Crayola Model Magic Dough (gluten free) is very easy to work with. I had absolutely no issues getting it to adhere to each section.
I wanted it to look semi-natural so I used different sized little blobs. The Model Magic formula is very easy to manipulate, and flatten so it was a breeze to create. To make my pinecone really stand out, I decided that I wanted to add a subtle touch of glitter to each snow drop. The Super Sparkle Washable Glitter Glue in clear was amazing! It was so easy to squeeze out, and complimented the snow perfectly.
As you can see, my giant pinecone does look really cute, but this project is not finished because after my success with this pinecone, I want to make even more! I know this is a very kid friendly craft idea too so I am going to have to employ the help of two very eager children.
- clean, dry pinecones
- Crayola White Model Magic
- Crayola Super Sparkle Washable Glitter Glue
With clean hands, simply adhere tiny amount of Model Magic to each section tip of your pinecone. For a more natural look, every amount should vary, and you could even skip a few sections.
Allow your Model Magic to dry for 24 hours, and squeeze a little drop of glitter on each tip. Allow to dry for 6-8 hours, and enjoy decorating!
As always, the Crayola brand is superb to others, and stands for quality and commitment. As a former teacher, and parent, I have yet to come across a brand that even comes close to the innovation of Crayola. I suggest only using Crayola products if you attempt this DIY because others brands are just not comparable. Regardless of the fact, of receiving these products free, I can’t say enough good things about Crayola!
The folks at
rayola have allowed us to spread the holiday crafting magic with a lucky reader *giveaway coming soon*