We don't get a lot of snow here in sunny San Diego, so I have to fake it with things like paint-dipped pine cones.

Paint-Dipped Pine Cones are super-easy to make with some leftover house paint, and they make for a cute entryway decoration during the holidays

A little bit of leftover house paint is all it takes to make these pine cones – gathered on our property – go from to evergreen accent to country Christmas.

Paint-Dipped Pine Cones are super-easy to make with some leftover house paint, and they make for a cute entryway decoration during the holidaysThey're not just for the holidays, though. I hung our paint-dipped pine cones on a tree by our driveway so they can greet visitors to our home for get-togethers all winter long.

Paint-Dipped Pine Cones are super-easy to make with some leftover house paint, and they make for a cute entryway decoration during the holidaysI used some leftover house paint from our sponsor BEHR. Their Premium Plus Ultra Exterior Semi-Gloss in Ultra Pure White 5850 is what we're using for the house trim. It's crisp and clean and buttery-smooth, and I  just love the way it flows onto any project I create with it.

Paint-Dipped Pine Cones are super-easy to make with some leftover house paint, and they make for a cute entryway decoration during the holidaysFor our paint-dipped pine cones, I made these much like the traditional peanut butter pine cone craft. Fill a big paper plate full and roll the pine cones all around!

Paint-Dipped Pine Cones are super-easy to make with some leftover house paint, and they make for a cute entryway decoration during the holidaysThe twine was wrapped around the top of the pine cones pretty haphazardly, just enough to make sure that the paint-dipped pine cones would hang securely.

Paint-Dipped Pine Cones are super-easy to make with some leftover house paint, and they make for a cute entryway decoration during the holidaysAs for drying, I hung them up immediately after creation and the excess dripped right on off (make sure to leave a drop cloth underneath overnight!). What was left was a simple, nature-inspired craft that looked right at home in its place on our tree.

Paint-dipped pinecones - the perfect Christmas decoration for outdoors or inPin these paint-dripped pine cones for an easy craft to make on a dreary winter day!