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I know, you’re probably thinking, Pinecones? The last time I crafted with a pinecone was in grade school. Are you going to tell me to smear peanut butter on them, dip them in birdseed and hang them from a tree? No, smart alecks, I’m not going to tell you to do that. How about you spray paint them neon colors and arrange them beautifully in a glass jar instead? How cute would these be next to this playful Tobi Fairley Christmas tree?

colorful pine cones

I spotted these neon delights on Under the Sycamore in a guest post by Julie of Joy’s Hope, but it turns out that our own Sarah Richardson has a video tutorial for similarly-bold pinecones right here! Sarah’s using a dip-and-shake method in lieu of spray paint, but both techniques are easy enough for the whole family to try. (With supervision, of course. Maybe in the garage, where the paint won’t end up on the couch, curtains and family dog.) Why not make it a post-Thanksgiving activity? And as Sarah points out in the video, the pinecones would also make adorable placecard holders for your next holiday meal.

18 Responses

  1. Anne says:

    Very cute and low cost!

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  3. darla says:

    Now pine cone painting and many other craft things with pine cones I have been doing for years! We live in WA state and have them in abundance everywhere in all shapes and sizes. Anyone who is lucky enough to live in cone rich area I very much recommend utilizing your imagination and crafting some! They are fun. And also as a focal point are the easiest to change color and arrangement on with no worry !

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  7. Milca Pacheco says:

    Bello, precioso lo voy hacer con los colores de la Navidad.

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