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Bleached Pine Cones & Decor

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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!
Difficulty: Easy
  • how to bleach your pinecones for an unusual beautiful effect, christmas decorations, crafts, decoupage, seasonal holiday decor
Gently pour bleach over the pinecones, cover and soak overnight or longer.
  • how to bleach your pinecones for an unusual beautiful effect, christmas decorations, crafts, decoupage, seasonal holiday decor
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.
  • how to bleach your pinecones for an unusual beautiful effect, christmas decorations, crafts, decoupage, seasonal holiday decor
  • how to bleach your pinecones for an unusual beautiful effect, christmas decorations, crafts, decoupage, seasonal holiday decor
Lo and behold, once open, the pinecones were absolutely beautiful!
  • how to bleach your pinecones for an unusual beautiful effect, christmas decorations, crafts, decoupage, seasonal holiday decor
This pinecone is decorated with a mixture of seed beads, glitter, mod podge and champagne color glitter paint.
  • how to bleach your pinecones for an unusual beautiful effect, christmas decorations, crafts, decoupage, seasonal holiday decor
Decorated bleached pinecones add a touch of monochromatic hues to a once rustic look!
  • how to bleach your pinecones for an unusual beautiful effect, christmas decorations, crafts, decoupage, seasonal holiday decor

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

  • Tiffeny
    Tiffeny Evansville, IN

    I tried this last year and mine didn't work😞 It did create a sappy mess though. I still used my pinecones, but they were just faded. I was so disappointed. Lol.

  • Becky Romanosky
    Becky Romanosky Fruitport, MI

    I did this and my pine cones came out chalky. I spray painted mine silver and gold. They turned out the
    same as the none bleached one. Very pretty

  • Penny
    Penny Utica, NY

    i bleach pine cones all the time...if left in bleach for about 3 days, they turn white, but if i recycle the bleach and add more pine cones in and wait 4 or 5 days they turn a lovely smokey grey or black...just beautiful!

  • Gail@Purple Hues and Me
    Gail@Purple Hues and Me Millersville, MD

    I didn't have to cut any to bleach them, but I did make pinecone flowers for another craft found here: http://www.plumperfectandme.com/2013/07/jute-... Using a flat edge exacto knife, wedge and push the tip under the scale and twist and lift. The

  • Mary
    Mary Utica, MI

    yes

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