Want to create painted pinecone ideas perfect for all seasons. Then this is the perfect project for you. I have loved pinecones since I can remember. My mom used to collect them and make these gorgeous wreaths for the holidays. She had them everywhere in our home.
I have followed the tradition and I too have them everywhere in my home. Lately, I have been searching for different ways to decorate with them.
I’m lucky that I have so many pine trees around my house, but if pinecones aren’t in your area, go to your local craft store.
The plan is to paint them three different pastels colors pink, green and blue.
What to Do:
1. Use five or six different sizes, not too big so that you can dip them in the paint.
2. Buy paint that has the primer mixed in with the paint, it will save you a step, so you don’t have to spray them first with primer.
3. Dip the pinecone into the paint using either a pair of kitchen prongs or tie a very thin floral wire around the pinecone and keep a long piece to pull it out of the paint. Let drip for a few minutes.
4. Once it stops dripping put it into a BIG cup and take a small artist brush and paint the body in areas that have not quite been covered. Keep it in the cup and place in a cool spot to dry. Once it has dried, and if you are using the wire, clip it. I’m a little messy! but I always get the job done.
I was so excited to see the final product! TIP: Make sure you let the pinecones drip much of the paint, otherwise you can get patches of thick semi-dry paint. I learned that the hard way!
Painted Pinecone Branches
Another fun painted pinecone ideas are fallen branches that have pinecones on them and spray paint them white for a natural table setting.
More DIY pinecone ideas. Simple Pinecone Wreath