Are you a Pinterest fanatic pinning all these great ideas but never doing any of them? My new Painted Pines Cones are inspired by a Pin I saved years ago!
Welcome to the March Pinterest Challenge Blog Hop, hosted by My Pinterventures. The purpose of this Pinterest Challenge is to motivate all the participants of this hop (and you too) to not just pin, but to make it happen! So this month, I chose to create these Pine cone Flowers I pinned way back in 2015!
The Pin for these Pine Cone Flowers was buried at the bottom of my DIY Projects/Crafts/Home Decor Board which you can follow here.
My inspiration project are Pine cones painted to resemble zinnia flowers with only the yellow center. I decided to add the red center surrounded by yellow which is characteristic of many zinnia. I also used pine cones with larger bottoms since that is what graces our yard.
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Living in Georgia, we have lots of pine trees. There is an abundance of pine cones in our yard so yay for free decor items, right!
The first thing to do is cut the pine cone. We used our loppers which worked splendidly. They fit better into a bowl or container when they are cut. I also made sure to pick up some tiny ones. The tiny painted pine cones are so adorable.
Only four were painted by hand but I found painting pine cones to be therapeutic. Of course all the centers were painted by hand. One coat worked for the centers.
Paint Colors Used
- Rust-oleum Seaside Gloss
- Rust-oleum Real Orange Gloss
- Valspar Gloss Frosty Berry (pink)
- Valspar Flat Sumptuous Purple
The Cherry Blossom Pink and Wild Green are flat and rather chalky looking. Originally I planned to spray them with lacquer but decided against it because I love the colors so much.
The zinnia centers are painted with DecoArt True Red and Bright Yellow.
It took two coats each to paint the pine cones regardless to spray or acrylic paint.
The price was right for this project. It was basically free since I used paint from my stash and the pine cones were in my yard!
We enjoy whimsical decor and bright colors for spring. The paint colors I used for my painted pine cones project match my spring mantle this year. Head over here for all the details on my Spring Button sign project and here for my Whimsical Easter Bunny Flower Pails.
Just past the mantle is the breakfast nook where our new Painted Pine Cones Spring Decor are the center piece on the table.
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Now let’s see what other things Pinterest inspired! Head over and visit the other hosts to see what they crafted, cooked, built, or tried!
Jenny – Cookies Coffee and Crafts
Joanne – Our Unschooling Journey
Magen – The Kusi Life
Cherryl – Farm Girl Reformed •
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