I was feeling a little Christmassy this week, after all it’s only a week until December, so decided to do something to suit the occasion. I cannot take full credit for this idea, as the lovely Natalie who works with me here in the Customer Care Department suggested home-made Christmas decorations. I was super excited by the idea of making my own decorations that I immediately got to work with my arts ‘n’ crafts box. I decided to make gold and silver glitter pine cones.
They’re super easy to make. Why not try it yourself? And definitely send us some photos of yours or any other ideas you have had!
The first part of the task is definitely my favourite. Warning: it does involve exercise!
I managed to pick a perfect Thursday afternoon for a stroll around the local park. I sometimes take for granted living so close to nature.
I went foraging and found some fairly large pine cones. So I gathered them up in my bag and took them back home to re-vamp, and turn into glitter Christmas decs.
The next step is easy (less exercise too). Find yourself some cheap gold and silver metallic spray. Try and do this next step outside to avoid fumigating the entire house. Lay down some newspaper and spray each cone carefully; avoiding hands and face. Leave to dry for an hour or so.
Next, find some glitter glue and a paintbrush. Squirt the glitter and brush so it covers the entire pine cone surface using the paintbrush. And again, leave to dry for a few hours. I love anything glittery and sparkly, so was chuffed with the outcome of these.
They’re perfect to add to a wreath. These two lovely ones below we sell here at Thompson & Morgan. Why not add your homemade pine cones to them as well?
If not there are plenty of choices – spruce up on the Christmas tree, or in a bowl with some scented pot pouri for Christmas day.
If only I could make all my Christmas presents too!
Karen works in the Customer Care Department at Thompson and Morgan assisting customers in their orders and gardening queries. After growing up watching her dad and granddad in the garden, she is now keen to improve her own gardening knowledge and expertise. Karen likes to try out new and quirky ideas in the garden, and appreciates any tips or advice!
Such a simple idea, that I can do with the nieces and the granddaughter. Thank you x