DIY Pinecone Mobile


Happy Wednesday friends! This week, my blogger pal Amanda of Prim and Propah is hosting a series of guest posts and giveaways on her blog. Last year I did a guest post on a DIY infinity scarf, so when Amanda asked me to participate again this year, I was happy to! Like you guys, Amanda's readers love a good DIY, so I created one just for the occasion. But, since I didn't want any of you to miss out on it, I'm posting it here too. Make sure you head over to Prim and Propah to enter her amazing giveaways this week (today's involves some gorgeous sunnies!) and check out all the other guest posts! 

This DIY involves my favorite thing: gold spray paint. Seriously, once I purchase a can of gold spray paint, nothing in my house is safe. This time, pine cones were on the receiving end of my obsession. I wanted to make a holiday decoration that was a little out of the ordinary, so along with the gold spray paint and pine cones, I used twine, white spray point, frog tape, and a branch to make a pinecone mobile. 




Instead of hunting down 5 perfect pinecones, I opted to buy the scented ones from Michael's instead. The branch, however, came right from my backyard. Woo nature! So first things first: spray paint everything white. This is going to take a little bit of time since the pinecones have a lot of nooks and crannies, and you'll need to apply a few coats of paint to make sure they're all covered. 


Once the white spray paint is completely dried, use frog tape to cover the areas of your pinecones and branch that you'll want to be gold. I chose to keep the tops of the small pinecones white, and make the tops of the bigger pinecones gold.


Now, apply a couple of coats of gold spray paint (I used Krylon metallic gold). Your pinecones should be looking pretty fancy now!
  


When everything is completely dry, tie the pine cones to your branch using twine. Then tie a piece of twine to the branch so that you can hang it up. And now you're done! Doesn't everything look better with a little bit of gold?




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