How are you enjoying spring this year? It’s a great season for those who love bright colors and like to be bold in decorating. And now there’s this new decorating trend going around: pine cone crafts for spring! Even though pine cones are more commonly seen and used during fall, you know how people get creative, right? So there are many different DIY projects you can make with pine cones that will be lovely additions to your spring decor!
“Creativity is intelligence having fun.” - Albert Einstein
Of course, when talking about spring we need to have something related to flowers! This project is really fun to make once you get the hang of cutting pine cones in half. First of all, you take and cut as many as you’d like for the size of your frame. After that, it gets really easy: paint and glue them to the frame!
These pastel hues add class and subtle spring color to your whole spring decor. They’re gorgeous and delicate at the same time, which just makes the whole room feel calm and relaxing so you can enjoy your time at home after work!
Want to know how to paint pine cones? It’s really easy! You need:
- To mix 2 parts paint and 2 parts water
- Stick a chopstick (or something similar that will do the trick) through the base of the pine cone
- Dip the pine cone into the cup (or bowl) with the paint mix
- Set it to dry onto a sheet of wax paper (leave it overnight)
Tip: You could also use spray paint, but that might become a bit messier - and if you do use the spray paint, you should probably do it outside so you’re in a well-ventilated area.
Even though Easter has already passed, there’s nothing stopping you from still having some Easter-related decorations around the house. Such as this adorable pine cone bunny! Once you have all the materials, it’s really easy to put everything together.
What about making something for your garden too? If you already learned how to make a bird bath, then a bird feeder is just one more awesome thing to complete your garden! When using a pine cone, simply spread peanut butter all around it, then roll it over a plate with nuts and seeds. Now it’s ready to be hung outdoors!
Remember: attach a piece of twine so you can easily hang it from a tree branch!
These pine cone zinnias can be really cute for decorating the kitchen, and can even be your dining room centerpiece for a spring dinner party. The truth is: wherever you choose to put them, they’re sure to brighten up the place!
While we’re on the zinnias, you could also use them to make a…
We’ve talked about many spring wreath options to try this year, but this pine cone one wasn’t among those options. That’s why we’re bringing it to you now! As you can see above, it’s really bright and colorful, which makes it the perfect addition to the front of your home to welcome friends and family!
Now, I haven’t found any photos nor did I try this project myself (yet), but what I have in mind is:
- Making the bleached pinecones
- Putting them in a jar
- Adding a bouquet of flowers inside (like a yellow, red, and green combo)
In my mind that looks like a beautiful combination! I think that it’d be a striking entryway addition, if I do try it and it ends up as I’m picturing it, I’ll make sure to share it with you as well.
What about you, any crafts you’d like to share with us? Let us know what you think and what spring DIY decor you’re trying out this year! The comments below and our Facebook page are always open for your thoughts!
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