With several pine trees in my backyard I seem to have a constant supply of pinecones, which make great decorative accents! There are also so many crafting possibilities with pinecones.
Later on I’d like to try making some Christmas ornaments with pinecones, but for now we’ll stick to them as accents. For the longest time I’ve had this metallic silver acrylic paint that I’ve never used. I also had a bag filled with pinecones, so I decided to try painting some with the acrylic paint to see how it looked.
Honestly, using some spray paint would probably be a lot quicker but this way I could do it inside without making a mess, and I thought I might as well try out this paint that’s been sitting around. Either way, the pinecones turned out great! I have them as a vase filler now in my guest bathroom.
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Painting them was super easy. First, I rinsed off some of the pinecones with water. Mainly just the pinecones that had a lot of dirt left on them from being outside. A little bit of dirt won’t hurt either, I feel like it makes them look a bit more rustic.
*Just a reminder that pinecones absorb water and will tighten up, so you’ll have to let them dry for a day or so if you rinse them with water. After collecting and cleaning my pinecones, I started painting!
Working from top to bottom of the pinecone, I used a smaller brush to get into the little crevices easier. Also make sure to paint all the undersides of the pinecone.
If you wanted to make things easier, you could always just paint the tips to make it look like the pinecones were dipped in silver.
Once the paint is dry, the pinecones look much more metallic-like and shiny. I tried to paint most of the pinecones and leave some natural to give some contrast while using them as decorative accents. So quick and easy, I’m happy with how they turned out!
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Could be useful for certain kinds of photoshoots or other visual art projects!
Thank you so much! That sounds like an awesome idea.
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Great idea to paint pine cones! I too have a ton I should do this with!
Thanks! I’m sure they would turn out great!
Cute tutorial! I’d love to see more photos of you on your blog.
Thank you! I’ll have to keep that in mind.