Last Updated on March 23, 2022 by Maria Brittis
Brighten up your tables for any season with this easy craft project and get the scoop on 5 best ways to paint pinecones.
Pinecones are amazing treasures of nature. You can do so many things with them. On my walks I taken advantage of picking the pinecones I find. There are big ones, medium size and small ones. They make great decor accents for any season. So if you are searching for ideas to jazz up your decor in a nature inspired way, or even teach your kids some fun painting projects with nature. Your in for a treat with this craft.
Supplies Needed To Paint Pinecones
- Different color paints ( I used my leftover paint from DecoArt)
- Pinecones of various sizes
- Spray Paint ( any color you like, I used white as base coat)
- Clothes hanger (to pick up the pinecones)
- Old bowls or cups in different sizes
- Paint brushes (artist brushes to get into crevices)
To begin make sure you organized all your supplies on a large table. I use a paint canvas to protect the table from the paint and dry the painted pinecones on it.
- Pour paint on top of the pinecone to cover it completely. Use your artist brush to paint all the spots that are not covered. Take the clothes hanger and pick up the pinecone to place in another bowl to dry. That way some of the paint will drip into the bowl.
2. Spray paint the pinecones white to give it a base. You can keep it white or spray paint them any colors. It’s a easy way to paint pinecones.
3. Take a natural pinecone and paint highlights of paint exposing some of the natural pinecone leaves. I used DecoArt paint washes that come in many colors
4. Paint the tips of the pinecone only and keep the rest natural or you can paint the spray painted ones tips as well. I used a Lavender color wash by DecoArt
5. Pour different colors over the pinecone for a multi color design.
I had so much fun painting these even my grands helped. TIP: Make sure you let the pinecones drip much of the paint into the cup, otherwise you can get patches of thick semi-dry paint. I learned that the hard way!
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