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How do you make pine cone decorations?

How do you make pine cone decorations?

Just swish the pine cones around to wash off any remaining sand or dirt. Drain the pine cones on a paper towel for a few minute so that the excess water will drain off. Spread the pine cones in a single layer on a foil lined baking sheet and place in a 200F degree temperature oven for 1-2 hours.

How do you decorate pine cones on the table?

Gather the pinecones in the middle of your table as an alternative to a floral centerpiece, or place a pinecone on each plate to add a natural touch to place settings. You can also sprinkle them throughout a centerpiece of faux greenery, like eucalyptus or evergreen branches.

How do you attach pine cones to wood?

My technique is to pick off some of the bottom scales on the pine cone on one side (which will become the “back” side), lay a stick against the pine cone, and then wrap floral wire* around to secure it. For the support stick, you could use a dowel or even a wooden bbq skewer.

What is the best time of year to collect pine cones?

Winter is the perfect time to go foraging for materials as pine cones and acorns start to drop off their branches.

How do you make colored pine cones?

The Process

  1. Pour 1/2 gallon of hot water into the bucket.
  2. Add 1 cup of the colorant of your choice, and stir until dissolved.
  3. Add pinecones to the mix. Be sure to add only as many as can be completely covered by the solution.
  4. Remove the pinecones and set on newspapers to dry completely—at least 3 days.

What do you spray pine cones with?

A word about the supplies you’ll need – I used Red spray paint with a satin finish and a pretty Brushed Nickel Metallic spray paint from Krylon. Both of the spray paints had primer in them and I am glad they did.

What can you do with a pine cone?

Scented pinecones are a wonderful use for them, but don’t forget all the great decorative uses of the common every day pinecone, especially for the holidays. Here before you are 35+ DIY Pinecone Crafts that demonstrate the versatility of the simple pinecone.

How to make a pine cone kissing ball?

For this Pinecone Kissing Ball, use a Styrofoam ball as the base, make a loop with brown satin ribbon, and attach it to top of the ball. Use the ribbon to tie a bow at the bottom. Attach the pinecones, pine branches, and berry picks.

What to put on a pine cone wreath?

A pine cone wreath is easy to make. You can paint it in any color and embellish it with evergreens, red berries, or ribbons to make seasonal decor for spring, summer, fall and Christmas! Step by step tutorial here to make an easy DIY pine cone wreath.

What to do with a pinecone Christmas tree?

The pinecone Christmas trees will add a charming woodland touch around the house. Hang the pinecone kissing ball in the living room doorway for a light-hearted romantic appeal and deck the halls and mantle piece with the pinecone ornaments dipped in sparkly white glitter or white paint.

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