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 Ashley Ann Photography
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
- 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?