DIY Dip-Dyed Pinecones

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
  • Scissors
  • Twine
  1. Dip bottom of pinecone into paint 
sample pot half way up. Hold above the paint pot until paint dripping 
has ceased.
  2. Repeat the same step with each pine cone making sure to change up the colours.
  3. Allow to dry on the drop sheet overnight or until paint has dried completely.
  4. 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


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