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.
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.
They'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.
I 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.
For 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!
The 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.
As 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.
Pin these paint-dripped pine cones for an easy craft to make on a dreary winter day!