Make these snowy lighted pinecones to add to a holiday table scape, centerpiece or other winter decor.
These snowy lighted pinecones were fun to make and super simple. My daughters even got involved and helped make them. The results are dramatic and the pinecones look so good with the shiny ornaments and greenery in a bowl!
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Micro Lights or Fairy Lights
The microlights that I use are battery powered and about 3.5 feet long. This is a perfect length for craft projects and home decor projects, and it’s nice because the battery pack isn’t too large. Unfortunately, since the battery pack is so small, you only get about 72 hours worth of light from the batteries. You can change the battery though, and the lights come with a teeny tiny screw driver to help with changing them.
Another great thing about the microlights is that if you find they are too long for your project you can trim off the end. Obviously, you can’t do that with ones that are not battery powered and you can only do it at the end opposite the battery.
The lights that I bought state that the copper wire (not the battery pack) can be placed in water for cool effects.
Snowy Lighted Pinecones Instructions
- First, take the strand of micro lights and start wrapping at the base of the pinecone, starting with the battery end of the lights. Wrap the lights tightly, weaving in and out of the pinecone petals.
- Wrap all the way to the top of the pinecone and then keep wrapping the lights back down to the base of the pine. Then use the Beacon 3-in-1 craft glue (my personal favorite glue) and adhere the end of the light strand nicely tucked inside of the pinecone.
- Use a small craft spatula and scoop up a good amount of modeling paste. Start at the top of the pinecone and scrape the paste down along the petals, so that the petals appear like the snow has fallen on them. Do this around the whole pinecone.
- While the modeling paste is still wet, sprinkle the mica flakes or fake snow or glitter, getting good coverage on the modeling paste.
- If there are areas in the pinecone where you can see the wires, use the Beacon craft glue and squirt it in the pinecone, and then cover with the glue more mica flakes.
- Let the pinecone dry for a few hours or overnight. Then shake off the excess mica flakes.
You can use these snowy lighted pinecones in all your holiday decor. Put them in a bowl with some tree trimmings or in a large hurricane vase with shiny ball ornaments. I can’t wait to see what you do with these!