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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
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

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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