It's best to have a variety of pine cones in different sizes for this project.
Gorgeous Painted Pine Cone Angel Wings
Everyday I walk through my local park on the way to the gym. I walk past some pine trees and I can't help pocketing a few pine cones. I just love them and craft with them all year round I even made a gorgeous Valentine's decor with them (see it here).
This time I decided to make something different for my wall. I have a thing about angel wings so that was the inspiration for this pine cone wall decor.
I cut the top few rows of the pine cone scales. This made them look a bit like flowers.
There are a few different ways to paint pine cones which I discuss on my blog post. For this project I wrapped each pine cone in wire an then dipped them diluted left over wall paint. I then left them to dry.
It's best to do this on a sunny day so the pine cones can dry quickly. If they are too wet they will start to close up again.
I then drew out some angel wings on a piece of framed colored card. There is a wing template on the blog you can use.
I then laid out the pine cones onto the wing shape.
Once I was happy with the pine cone lay out. I picked them up one by one and stuck them to the card using hot glue.
I love how the pine cone angel wings look on my gallery wall. I have a thing about angel wings and have even made them out of old birdies here for a Christmas decoration (see here).
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