Plasti-Dip Revisited

So I did it again. Yes, I  plasti-dipped. Why? Well because I had a gallon of it left over from the last go round. The plasti-dip, having sat in my garage untouched for over two months now, was a bit on the thick side. I realized that to get good results I’d have to use larger objects with very defined shapes, like pine cones for instance. When re-opened the plasti-dip gave off the same smell of burning tires. However, this time the conditions were much more desirable, it was a sunny and breezy outside and the smell wasn’t as unbearable. I tied wire to the pinecones and dipped each one individually.

Some of the pinecones I used to make a nest-like centerpiece, some I hung on the tree. The PLASTI-DIP gave the pinecones a ceramic look without the fragility, which makes them perfect, durable, holiday décor. When you have a rowdy, Christmas tree climbing house cat, you come to value décor that can take a beating.

5 Comments on Plasti-Dip Revisited

  1. tiennee
    February 20, 2011 at 10:41 pm (9 years ago)

    Hi, I came across your blog from apartment therapy. i loved what you’ve done with the cones. Quick question, does the cones end up with the same ‘tyre smell’ after they are dried? Thank you. :)

    • Morgana
      February 20, 2011 at 11:05 pm (9 years ago)

      It takes a day or two for the plasti-dip to dry completely, but once it does the smell goes away.

  2. Rosmary
    May 5, 2011 at 3:15 pm (9 years ago)

    How do the origami paper pieces hold up to being dipped? Do they collapse from the weight of the paint? Would it work better to paint it on thinly, at least for a first coat?

    I’m an origami artist and I’d love to try this out on some of my boxes and mats. I suspect the flat mats will be more successful than the 3D boxes as the walls may distort on the boxes.

    What do you think?

    • Morgana
      May 5, 2011 at 3:26 pm (9 years ago)

      It held up pretty well, the origami bird wings were only slightly saggy. I would suggest using sturdier paper, and plasti-dip spray paint may work better for origami. I’d love to see your final product good luck!


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