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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!
Time: 1 Days Cost: $3.00 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://purplehuesandme.com/2013/10/bleached-pine-cones-decor.html

Got a question about this project?

  • Miriam I
    Miriam I New York, 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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