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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

Ask the creator about this project

  • 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.

  • Sue
    Sue
    on Oct 16, 2013

    Love it!!

  • Anney
    Anney Benton, AR
    on Oct 16, 2013

    Very pretty....going to try this!!

  • April
    April Lawrenceville, GA
    on Oct 16, 2013

    Wow they look beautiful! I like the creamy look to them! :) Thanks for sharing! :)

  • Gail Salminen
    Gail Salminen Canada
    on Oct 16, 2013

    @Gail@Purple Hues and Me what a clever idea! I have some super big pine cones that I collected in Myrtle Beach a number of years ago. I think I will try this on a couple of them to lighten up the basket I keep them in. Thanks for sharing, I had to share it too!

  • PattyV
    PattyV Las Vegas, NV
    on Oct 16, 2013

    I've always been fond of pinecones and pick them up whenever they fall from the tree outside our house. Now I have to try this technique. They're absolutely gorgeous.

  • Sue Weiker
    Sue Weiker Napoleon, OH
    on Oct 16, 2013

    I think I'd like to try this one. A lovely effect.

  • Christie Mcguigan
    Christie Mcguigan Escanaba, MI
    on Oct 16, 2013

    beautiful! Need to try this for Christmas too!

  • Elizabeth Johnson
    Elizabeth Johnson Beaumont, CA
    on Oct 16, 2013

    They look like beautiful flowers. I guess they are the flowers of the pine tree.

  • Tracey T
    Tracey T Mission, TX
    on Oct 16, 2013

    Great idea! I love the way they turned out.

  • Brenda Barton
    Brenda Barton Royse City, TX
    on Oct 16, 2013

    So beautiful, and my favorite color is the purple family. Loved visiting your postings.

  • Diane Slater
    Diane Slater Canada
    on Oct 16, 2013

    Thank you so much!!! Their beautiful! I'm definitely going to give it a try!

  • Gerry H
    Gerry H Shamong, NJ
    on Oct 16, 2013

    Love this idea but doesn't the glitter get all over the dishes when used as you did?

  • Jan B.
    Jan B. Crossville, TN
    on Oct 16, 2013

    @Gail@Purple Hues and Me Very unique and your photos on "how-to" great! Off to my Holiday stash box for pinecones!

  • Arlene Buono
    Arlene Buono Ashburnham, MA
    on Oct 16, 2013

    I love the look of them, but I know I won't be getting any done this Christmas, maybe I will do some after the holidays. Thanks, Arlene

  • Lisa and Joey
    Lisa and Joey Valdosta, GA
    on Oct 16, 2013

    I had no idea you could do that! They look fabulous :)

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