Hope you guys are all comfy in your homes watching a movie, eating popcorn and drinking an hot chocolate. Today’s craft is the easiest and cheapest ever! The only snag is the time it takes do be ready, also being a rainy days does not help *sigh*.
This tutorial is from Quest Type and is simple:
- Go catch some pinecones, I picked up some rounded ones but any shape is good;
- Soak them in a large bowl, and clean them up. Also leave them there for a bit (between 10-20 minutes). After that time the cones that didn’t close you should throw them away. Attention: don’t leave them for all eternity in water, my cones stay in water for more them half-hour and I’m having a bad time waiting for them to open (if they will open again), so please learn with my mistakes.
- Time to paint! Grab a brush and acrylic paint I prefer white to simulate snow, but I also did a couple pinecones with silver spray paint. They turn out nicely. Probably next time I will only use spray paint, but have to buy some white and gold.
My final advice is to try both techniques, with acrylic and spray paint, so you can decide which one you prefer. They take the same amount of time to paint and dry so is just to choose the one that suits you better.
Give it a try is really easy and if yours does well spread them all over the dinner table. Enjoy! 😉