Crafty winter decorations with pine cones. Simple methods, multiple possibilities
Pine cones are an excellent choice when it comes to decorating your house for the holidays, so don’t miss the chance to use them. Here are some crafty winter decorations with pine cones. The methods are simple and with multiple creative possibilities.
Before putting the fallen pine cones to good use, make sure they won’t bear any parasites. Place them in a tray on baking paper and bake them in the oven set to 200 degrees for approximately one hour to neutralize pests.
You can use the pine cones as such or you can bleach them. For this, prepare a two parts bleach one part water mixture and leave the pine cones soak in it for 24 hours. Place a plate or another heavy object on top, to keep them completely submerged. Rinse them in water and let them dry. They will open up again in about one week.
1. Crafty winter decorations with pine cones. Pine cone wreath
Here is what you need for creating this pine cone wreath for your door:
- A wire hanger
- Pine cones
- Hand glue gun
- Pony beads
- White spray paint
- A big ribbon
Form the support for the wreath from the wire hanger.
Glue the beads to the bottom of each pine cone.
Attach the pine cones to the wire hanger. You can spray paint them, it will give them a snow-kissed effect. Finally attach the big bow to the wreath and there’s your first festive decoration for the house.
2. Crafty winter decorations with pine cones. Christmas tree ornaments
Using the beads again, you can create these natural ornaments for your Christmas tree.
Glue the beads to the bottom of each pine cone and run a piece of twine through them.
3. Crafty winter decorations with pine cones for your chandelier
You only need glue and ribbon to make these elegant bleached pine cone ornaments for your chandelier.
Buy enough velvet ribbon and cut it into 7.8 – 9.8 inch long pieces for the bows and 27.5 inch pieces for hanging. Firstly glue the big ribbon pieces to the bottom of the pine cone, then the bows.
4. Crafty winter decorations. Paint away
You can create white or colorful pine cones ornaments for the entire house by dunking them into paint.
Mix three parts paint with two parts water in disposable cans. Use a pointed end object to thrust the bottom of the pine cone and dunk it into the paint. A bamboo stick is used in the example below.
Shake off the excess of paint and set the pinecones on waxed paper to dry overnight. Most probably they will close up, as they tend to do whenever they get wet, so you will need to put them in the oven until they open up.
Here are some examples of beautiful painted pinecones decorations, in one or more colors.
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