Painted Pine Cones Crafts

painted pine cones



First, I love using pinecones for crafts and decorating.  I think they make the room festive during the holidays.  Most importantly, they bring a touch of nature into your décor.  I’m laughing as I’m writing this post, I’m remembering my grandson seeing the pine cone one day.  He opened the back door and threw them out.  In his mind, pine cones belonged outside.  I think he may have been 3 or 4 at the time.

However, if you have pine trees on your property, gather a few to add your Christmas décor or to use them in other  crafts. I love free, and I love recycling items.

So, I decided to paint a few of the pine cones to use as a center piece during the holidays.  I needed to give my table a pop of color,  and I thought they would be fun.  And, I really love how the painted pine cones turned out.  I displayed them on an antique milk glass cake plate.  But, the possibilities are endless.  So, find some inspiration and get creative.  For example, you can fill a basket or glass container with the painted pine cones.  Paint them in your favorite colors, and display them on the mantel for a fall or winter display.  Or paint them in spring colors for Easter.

You will need the following items:

  • craft paint brushes
  • craft paints in your favorite colors
  • paper plate
  • newspaper to paint on
  • container for display

Next, I found it easier to just pour a dab of paint onto a paper plate.  I painted the edges of the pine cone with a small paint brush.  Use your favorite colors or you can paint the entire pine cone.  Afterwards, allow the painted pine cones to dry. Drying time is quick for this project.  Around 30 minutes should definitely be sufficient.  Once dry, display in your favorite place.

Last, this is a fun project to do with the kids.  You can expose them to nature by gathering the pine cones on a nature trip.  Afterwards you can paint them as a family project.



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  1. What a quick and beautiful projects!  I love using pinecones too and you can’t beat free!  Thanks for linking up with us at Your Home Decor and Home!

    • Rhonda Gales says:

      Hi Sara. I do love decorating with pinecones. I gathered several bags full while visiting my daughter this past week-end. Lets see what project I come up with. Stay tuned.

  2. Amara and I did pine cones together a few years ago and I get them out every year and fill a red Christmas basket with them. She added glitter to her pine cones and they do make the room festive!

    • Rhonda Gales says:

      Hi Kc. It’s amazing how something as simple as a pine cone can make a huge impact in a room.  I try to stay away from glitter, of course my granddaughter loves all them sparkly so it doesn’t always go my way. I can’t resist her, lol.