Stunning Succulents From Pinecones

If you’ve always liked succulents but didn’t want the hassle of watering them or the tediousness of making them from paper, this pinecone craft will amaze you! In a matter of minutes you can have a bowl full of stunning succulents you never have to touch again. They just sit there looking pretty.







  • Pinecones of various shapes and sizes. You’ll be using bottoms and tops.
  • Pruning shears or something to cut your pine cones with. They need a longer tip to get inside.
  • Paint, acrylic or spray paint (after testing both, spray paint is much easier)
Moss if desired for containers

COLOR LIST
Apple Barrel Acrylic Brand
  • Leaf Green
  • Kelly Green
  • Kiwi
  • Key West

RUST-OLEUM SPRAY PAINT
  • Real Orange
  • Grape







Cut the top and or bottoms off your pinecones.








 This may require pulling out some of the pine cone scales to be able to reach in to the core.








You can use both tops and bottoms of a pine cone as both look appropriate.








Once you have your pieces, paint as desired either by hand or spray painting.  As you can see, the bottoms and tops both resemble succulents.








Fill your container with moss or stones if desired. Then add inn your succulents!








Nancy at Craft Your Happiness
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  • Susan Susan on Feb 16, 2017
    Do you secure them at all to the container/moss?

  • Dana Dana on Feb 16, 2017
    what colors of paint did you use.

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