Glittered Pinecone Craft Brunch

I couldn't resist making a little "Craft Brunch" sign

I couldn't resist making a little "Craft Brunch" sign

My brother got married the first weekend in December and in preparation for the big day I hosted a craft brunch for his lovely bride, Nicole, and her friends. The craft we worked on that morning- glittered pine cones- is especially lovely for this time of year and will be beautiful on your table well into the New Year.

We decided this idea would be great for their “Winter Woodland” theme early on, so I collected the pine cones over the summer at the beach!

 Surprisingly, there were many trees with pine cones in Normandy Beach

Surprisingly, there were many trees with pine cones in Normandy Beach

We had over 100 pine cones to glitter  plus a few mini ones for the cake. We also had to put the finishing touches on the dinner menus. Luckily the ladies didn’t seem to mind I was putting them to work!

I set up a delicious bagel brunch with fresh squeezed blood orange juice...

I set up a delicious bagel brunch with fresh squeezed blood orange juice...

... as well as a "cup of soup" station with my home made lentil soup

... as well as a "cup of soup" station with my home made lentil soup

After brunch we got right to crafting. Nicole figured out how to divvy up the pine cones and approved the glitter colors. Then we each chose a glitter color to work with.

We all really love glitter- a lot!

We all really love glitter- a lot!

glitter over a paper plate

Paint watered down glue onto pine cone tine, then add glitter over a paper plate to conserve it

Meanwhile, Amanda corner punched the top of the dinner menus

Meanwhile, Amanda used a corner punch to round the corners of the dinner menus

Marissa did a great job on these minis for the cake- glittered with disco dust

Marissa did a great job on these minis for the cake- glittered with disco dust

We chatted and crafted and drank mimosas and before we knew it we were all set!

Menu test setup with woodland animal ornament favors

Menu test setup with woodland animal ornament favors- success!

Glittered pinecones look beautiful styled on a cake stand as a centerpiece!

Glittered pinecones look beautiful styled on a cake stand as a centerpiece...

Placecards at wedding

...or as place card or menu holders (as they did at the wedding)!

Since this is a fun and easy craft it’s the perfect activity for a craft brunch or any friend and family gathering. Download my place card templates and they will fit beautifully into the pine cones for your holiday table!

As a thank you for all the craft assistance, I sent everyone on their way with a piece of Amanda’s delicious crumb cake and a heart cookie. It was a very SWEET afternoon!

Amanda's crumb cake and SDB heart cookies to go!

Amanda's crumb cake and SDB heart cookies to go!

Happy Holidays & Happy pine cone glittering! Merry merry! Xo Dani