Remember my easy ornament upgrade? Well, I just couldn't help myself and I kept glittering and glittering...My latest victims were these pinecone ornaments. I love pinecones, but these looked so fake and plastic that I almost passed them up, thinking they were beyond help.
This time around, I skipped the fine glass glitter and went for the coarsest grade of glass glitter. This helped to fill in more of the spaces in the center and add some bulk to the form, which helped a great deal. I even separated some of the pinecone forms and made smaller ones to create a variation in sizes (I know - we don't have to discuss the compulsion that drives me to do these things). Simple, pretty, and it works well with my collection of mercury glass. I'm happy.
Before and After:
To do it yourself, cut the ornament loop off of the pinecone, then coat the ornament with spray adhesive and glitter away. (I like to glitter on a separate scrap of paper so that my glitter doesn't stick to the overspray from the spray adhesive.) While they're drying, let them sit upright in a mound of glitter. When they're dry, tap off any excess. If one coat doesn't feel like enough, you can even do a second coat (I didn't, but it wasn't necessary for mine). You can also try this with real pinecones, but I'd suggest spray painting them white first, then glittering.