Spray paint pine cones to have that mercury glass look to them. Use Krylon Looking Glass Mirror-Like Paint on pinecones, add a little fresh or faux greenery to accomplish this look.*** 10/10** this link really doesn't tell you how to do this, but it's pretty self explanatory (try adding some white twinkle lights in the bowl or apothecary jar - so pretty!)
Crafting Tip from Old Road Primitives: My little secret for making "Snow-Tex", aka..."textured snow"! Snow-Tex is great for giving your Christmas items that wonderful "snowy" effect! I ~love~ this stuff but it always dries faster then I can use it, so I make my own by mixing equal amounts of white craft paint with fine sand! You can thin it down a little by adding more white craft paint! Walla, it's that simple! No more dried up jars of "Snow-Tex"!