These DIY dip-dyed pinecones are a new take on a traditional theme.
This quick and easy DIY project makes for an effective way to decorate for the season, don’t feel limited to only trying these over Christmas – simply unstring them and use them as decorative pieces all year round.
What you need to start:
- Pine-cones (go for a walk as you are bound to find some in most neighbourhoods)
- Paint samples – we went with a pastel mint, peach and white.
- Dropsheet or protective paper
- Dip bottom of pinecone into paint sample pot half way up. Hold above the paint pot until paint dripping has ceased.
- Repeat the same step with each pine cone making sure to change up the colours.
- Allow to dry on the drop sheet overnight or until paint has dried completely.
- Use twine to hang as a decorative garland.
An added bonus with the pinecones is the scent they emit, add a few drops of your favourite essential oil to create a real sensual feast.
Want to experiment? How about dipping tacky wet pinecones into glitter or confetti! Tell us how your DIY dip-dyed pine-cones went and what did you do to make yours different.
Post happily handmade by the crafty DIY Experts at The Home © 2013.
Styling: Marj Silva Photography: Lisa Zhu