Love Pinecones? See how I use them to decorate for Valentine’s Day!
My love for pinecones has exceeded just using them in wintertime decorations. I absolutely love decorating with pinecones for any season or holiday. With just a little time to gather nature’s tree seeds (pinecones) and some spray paint of your choice, you can decorate for very little money.
The kids and I had a blast looking for the fallen cones in our tree rows. The best part about this project is the fun you can have collecting your supplies! Jolene and Ryan even got into a pinecone war.
How To Decorate With Pinecones
I placed my painted pinecones in a glass container for the kitchen bar top. You can use anything as filler in a dessert trifle or large glass vase.
With just a little spray paint in any color you love, you can change the look of a pinecone. I love how the bottoms of the pinecones look like flowers when you paint them.
For this project, I laid all of our gathered pinecones out on a giant piece of cardboard. I sorted through them to make sure all of the “petals” were there. Some of our pinecones had been laying on the ground for quite some time and some had even been mowed this summer. I discarded any unwanted and unseemly pinecones from the bunch.
I won’t bore you with tedious pictures of me spray painting. I think you can probably guess what that looked like. 😉
I sprayed most of my pinecones white, a few light pink, and a very select few a dark pink. I wanted just a touch of pink without overdoing it. I didn’t want my house to look like cupid threw up all over it.
I did find out that spray paint comes in many different colors and finished. The white pinecones are more of a chalky white whereas the dark pink are more glossy. Keep that in mind if you are choosing colors. The glossy or matte finish will have an effect on your project overall.
I absolutely LOVE how my table runner box made of repurposed barn wood turned out with the painted pinecones as filler. I’ve been looking for something to fill this long wooden box with that wouldn’t break the bank. This was a cheap and easy project and I think it turned out great for a shabby-chick look.
Like the rustic, chick quality of this post? Check out my idea of a great Valentine’s Gift Idea using an old mason jar and candy.
As always, I hope you have many days of fun, cheap, and easy crafting.
May Cupid be kind to you this Valentine’s Day!