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Bleached Pine Cones & Decor

Tired of the rustic look of pinecones in your decor? Especially if you lean toward a light and airy look. Why not bleach your pinecones for an unusual beautiful effect in home decor. Be amazed by their resulting appearance. . . Beauty made more beautiful!
Time: 1 Days Cost: $3.00 Difficulty: Easy
Gently pour bleach over the pinecones, cover and soak overnight or longer.
Dry on paper towels for a few days to reopen, or if impatient, put in a 275 degree oven for 1 hr. You can tell that the color of the scales have changed, but the beauty is yet to be seen.
Lo and behold, once open, the pinecones were absolutely beautiful!
This pinecone is decorated with a mixture of seed beads, glitter, mod podge and champagne color glitter paint.
Decorated bleached pinecones add a touch of monochromatic hues to a once rustic look!

To see more: http://purplehuesandme.com/2013/10/bleached-pine-cones-decor.html

  • Miriam I
    Miriam I Bay Shore, NY
    on Oct 15, 2013

    Cool project!

  • Kat =^.^=
    Kat =^.^= Boulder City, NV
    on Oct 15, 2013

    wow what a diff! look great! shabby chic! :)

  • CC
    CC Battle Creek, MI
    on Oct 15, 2013

    Those are so pretty and such a simple technique...thanks for sharing.

  • Diana
    Diana Monroe, NC
    on Oct 16, 2013

    I'm going to try this I love the results.

  • Pat
    Pat Fenton, MI
    on Oct 16, 2013

    I want to try this.....so pretty.

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