Wanted tree to have more than just lights and ornaments. A friend suggested spraying pine cones for filler, I liked th idea if adding pine cones but decided to use white wax and acrylic glitter paint rather than spraying them with spray paint or snow.
Christmas Tree DIY Decorations
First I gathered pine cones, choosing the best shaped ones I could find. I spread them out on a trash bag on counter and prepared them for the wax.
I used a mixture of white wax, clear wax, and some acrylic glitter paint. I mixed in a styrofoam plate.
I added just a small amount of water to thin it a bit, then I began rolling the pine cones in the wax. I placed them on the plastic bag to dry. I used a chip brush to fill any missed spots and focused on the tips of the pine cones.
I let them dry then gathered them to add to the tree.
I placed them on the tree and filled in as needed. I added some twigs to the top. I applied a light coat of same mixture that was used on pine cones to the twigs.
It was a really inexpensive way to add a hint of snow to the tree as well as fill in space between ornaments. Definitely an alternative to flocking the tree. Could make them as white as you like, I chose to do mainly the tips of the pine cones.