Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Give Pine Cones a Whole New Look for The Holidays



Pine cones are a wonderful natural element to use for decorating during the Holidays.

They can be rustic or glammed up to meet your needs.

Last year my friend Loi of Tone on Tone blog showed how he used bleached pine cones in his home full of soft neutrals.

Did you know you can bleach a pinecone? Who knew?



Ribbet Edit BLEACH PINECONES
This makes for a wonderful textural element for those that prefer a softer color pallet for the Holiday.

What if you like a bit of BLING!?

Check this out……

Ribbet Edit PINECONE
If you love the look of mercury glass this is for you!

Now isn’t that fun!?

Go Forth and Create!!

FOR MORE FUN IDEAS USING PINECONES GO TO MY FRIEND MELISSA'S BLOG.......

THE INSPIRED ROOM

10 comments:

michele said...

oooooh i do think i'll require a mixture of natural and bleached. how i love a tone on tone christmas!

michele

Carol@6WilsonBlog.com said...

Get.Out!! Lol!! Bleached pinecones! I LOVE IT. Good old Loi, he's always doing something gorgeous. Are you going to use those? I might have to try that for my Thanksgiving table. Thank you for sharing this ;-) I'm all about pine cones this year and I'm loving that mercury glass, too. Lots to try.

Jan said...

I've thought about spray painting some pine cones (did not imagine the "mirror" paint though, holy cow), or the old "glue and glitter" trick, but never occurred me to try bleach, ooohhh! LUV the color. A mixed bowl of such finished pine cones would be fabulous, or a garland. Or tucked here and there among my Christmas tree, this year I am going pearly and gold, with some silver and champagne color thrown in. You got the creative juices going...

Elena said...

WOW! I have spray painted them before, but the bleach is genius! My brother and sister n law have hundreds of pine cones in their yards and I will come home with a bag full and turn them blonde to have more fun...decorating my place, lol.

Victoria said...

I love the idea of bleached pinecones...something new to try this Christmas. It serves another purpose to - getting rid of any bugs that may be hiding in the pinecones picked up in the garden. In the past, I have put them in the oven on low heat. Bleaching would accomplish the same thing with a more interesting looking result. Thanks to you and Loi.
XO, Victoria

Merlin said...

There is NOT a safe pine cone when I'm around...I spray paint them, gild them, glitter them...who knew bleach?!?!? franki

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

Wow, bleached pine cones, eh? LOVE that idea. And glitter and spray paint. Always love a good idea for a pine cone. Thanks for the link and the amazing ideas!!!

Loi Thai, Tone on Tone said...

Hey there, Kathysue! It's been toooooooo long. I've been super busy, but glad to be back to blogging. Hope to return to a regular schedule very soon. Thanks so much for including my little bleached beauties :) Talk soon - L

Julie Taylor and Danni Greenwalt said...

Love the look of bleached pine-cones...who new...I'm going to try it!

The Pink Pagoda said...

I adore pine cones. There were tons of them where I grew up! I'm going to have to try these ideas!