Dec 18, 2011

Pine Cone Crafts

Today I'm sharing two easy crafts made from pine cones.  I haven't tackled these ones myself since I'm out of town, but they're on my to-do list...maybe for next year?

Craft #1 - Colorful Cones:

pic from shelterness

- Pine cones
- Spray paint

When I said "easy", I meant EASY!  Just find some pine cones (or buy some at a craft or hardware store) and spray paint them a variety of colors.  After they dry, place them in a large bowl or hurricane vase and place on your table for a centerpiece or on your mantel for a dash of Christmas color.  

I adore these bright colored cones, and the great thing about them is that they don't scream "I'm a Christmas decoration!".  They look like they could stay out all winter long and not look out of place.

Craft #2 - Pine Cone Garland:

This tutorial is from the Twig & Thistle blog.

pics from Twig & Thistle

- Pine cones
- Ribbon
- Small hole punch
- Screw hooks

Click here for detailed instructions.

I love the natural look of this garland, but I also think it would look fab if the pine cones were painted a metallic silver or gold.  You can't go wrong!

There are tons of other fun projects you can do with pine cones - wreaths, ornaments, a topiary...  The options are endless.  Now, if I could just find some pine cones laying around...sometimes I feel wrong buying something I can find for free in nature.  Bottled water anyone?


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Such colorful and pretty pinecones.

Fiona said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Hi, I love this idea and have put your link on my Lost Delights facebook page where I am into recycled crafts etc.

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

love your pinecone ideas!!! now i know what to do with all the pinecones in my VA yard,,,gifts for my AZ friends, they will love them!!

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