Summer is almost ending, and autumn is on its way. It is most people’s favorite season, not warm like summer and not as cold as winter. You can start to wear your comfy sweaters and hoodies! Also, the leaves fall from the trees and begin to cover the streets and create a delicate view. Between those beautiful green to yellow-hued leaves, you may stumble upon pinecones that had fallen from pine trees! Well, why not take some of them home for creating lovely pinecone flowers?
There is so much to do with pine cones. As you may already know, you can paint them as a whole and use them in decoration as well. When it comes to painting the pinecones, there are several ways or ideas. Also, most people prefer to create pinecone wreaths to hang on the porch or any wall. However, in this post, we will mention 2 ways to create flowers with pinecones: 1) Flowers with stems, and 2) Flowers bowl.
1) Pinecone Flowers with Stems
You have read the title correctly! In this DIY, you will turn the pinecones into flowers with stems.
All you need are:
- pinecones (can be found at supply stores as well if you couldn’t find a one you liked in nature)
- long wooden skewers (those will be the stems)
- hot glue
- drill with a suitable bit (we will use this to drill holes into pinecones)
- a vase (to showcase the finished product!)
- floral foam (to hold the flowers intact inside the vase)
- paint supplies (optional, to add more color!)
- faux flowers (optional)
Now that the supply list is ready, you are good to go. First of all, drill a shallow hole at the bottom of each pinecone to begin. It only needs to be deep enough to hold the wooden skewer in place with hot glue.
Then, you can paint the pinecones in whatever color you please. Once the paint has dried, you can put the hot glue in the holes you had drilled in the first place and immediately put the wooden skewers inside before the glue dries. You can wait about 20 seconds per stem.
After you have finished placing skewers in the pinecones, you can start inserting the pinecone stems into the floral foam. You can even trim some of the skewers to create a better and natural-looking arrangement. Also adding some faux flowers that you like in the arrangement will make a big difference.
Now you are all done! You did not expect it to be this cheap, easy and fun, did you?
2) Pinecone Flower Bowl
For this DIY, you only need:
- spray and acrylic paint
- large bowl for the arrangement
- gloves (optional, to protect your hands from the sharp edges that pinecones may have and from the paint)
After making sure that all the pinecones are dry and clean, snap off the top of the pinecones. Because the bottom of the pinecones will be our flowers. Use your spray paint to paint the entire pinecone one color. Then, with the acrylic paint, add extra details for the flowers as you like. Once the paint dries, fill the bowl with your pinecone flowers, and voila! Meet your new centerpiece!