Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Festive Pinecones

You can transform ordinary pinecones into beautiful festive decorations. It is a fun project where you can use your creativity and spice up your holiday decor. You will need:

- Pinecones (Available in you local craft store)

- Acrylic Craft Paint (Non-Toxic) in holiday colors like red and green

- Artist Paint Brushes (Available in your local craft store or pharmacy)

Begin by making sure you remove any loose wood splinters from the pinecones. Brush with a clean cloth to make sure that surfaces are smooth and free of splints. Paint the entire pinecones red. Use the elongated brushes to make sure you get into all of the crevices of the pinecones. You will probably have to apply 2 to 3 coats to get a nice color. After the paint has dried, dip your paintbrush in green paint and paint just the outer edges of the pinecones. Of course you can reverse the colors as you like, or use entirely different colors.

When your pinecones are finished, you can wrap string around them and hang them as festive decorations or you can place them in a bowl or basket with dried fruit, dried fruit slices, cinnamon sticks, and cloves for a lovely fragrant holiday display.

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