***One of my more popular posts last year. Had to share again!***
I love the look of white pinecones. I looked through Pinterest trying to find the best and easiest way of doing this. What looked like the simplest, always linked to a picture with no instructions : (. So, I tried to figure this out on my own and I succeeded! I’m happy to share with you how I did this.
I also bought a quart of white paint. I’m sure the guy at the paint section hopes I never return. Yes, I was one of those looking for the ‘perfect white’. I didn’t want any hint of blue or grey. Finally, after looking at all the ‘white’ that was on the shelves, he suggested I pick a white swatch and he would mix it for me. Hmmmmm. All I wanted was white. Soooooooo, when I saw it I knew it was the white I wanted. It was called Wedding White. With a name like that, how could it not be the perfect white!
Also get some florist wire. Any color is fine since you are only using this to hold onto the pinecone when you dip it and dry it. You do want the wire and not string because those little pinecones get awful heavy when the have a 1/4 of the paint in the can hanging on them initially. I’m not kidding either. Those things get heavy!
Let me show you what I did. First I screwed the eyes crew into the bottom of the pinecone. It’s a little harder than you expect but once you get the threads to bite, it’s easy to twist them in. Be warned, your finger and thumb get sore doing this.
A piece about 7 inches long (no need to be exact!).
Keep in mind that wood floats. And the paint is thick. I used a wooden skewer to push the pinecone into the paint so that it was totally immersed.
You need to be very patient when you wait for the paint to drip off. Or, like me, wait about 1/2 minute and then hang it and let it drip away!
All I did was have them hang off the side of a box. I poked a hole with a screwdriver and then fed the florist wire through. Make sure to give it a little twist so the pinecone doesn’t fall off.
There are so many uses for these white pinecones! Keep in mind that you have the eye screw so can easily put an ornament hook in it. I will be putting some on my tree and hanging some on my garland. But, since it’s only early November, I don’t have my decorations up yet!