Bleached Pine Cones & Decor
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!
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!
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Published October 15th, 2013 8:42 AM
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Angie on Sep 30, 2019
,I had a pine cone since last year ,finally I found this idea...thank you so much
Gail@Purple Hues and Me on Oct 01, 2019
You are quite welcome, Angie! Enjoy!
Gail Bucci on Nov 18, 2019
DO NOT PUT PINECONES IN A HOT OVEN!! I FOLLOWED DIRECTIONS FROM SOMEWHERE ELSE TO PUT THEM IN A 225 DEGREE OVEN AND THEY CAUGHT FIRE AND DESTROYED MY OVEN
What can I do with my pine cones ? They close and never open. Is it because of the bleach? They so hard now I cannot use them.
What are some ideas to make with bigger pinecones? I see wreaths made with smaller pinecones but not bigger! Any ideas are very appreciated! Thank you!
how much bleach do you put in? Do you completely cover four at once?