Pine Cone Craft For Spring

Check out this awesome pine cone craft! Crafts are a great way to express our creativity and add everyday beauty to our homes. My mom has always had a knack for crafts. So, when I saw her latest craft, I felt the need to share it with you, it is absolutely beautiful. I swear to you, my mom is one of the naturally craftiest people I know. I was not blessed with that natural ability, and have to work much harder at crafting than she.

By the way, speaking of spring, its about time the kids get outside with chalk! Check out my chalk paint recipe! My kids ask for it every year!

Craft

Find some nice sized pine cones.

Bake them in the oven at 185 for 30 minutes on a foil lined cookie sheet to get the bugs out. If you feel comfortable, you can use an air compressor or a can of air to blow the bugs out instead.

Drill holes in the bottom of the pine cones with a 3/16 inch bit. Spray paint the pine cones and 3/16 wood dowels your desired color. It is also possible to use craft paint, but spray paint makes for an easier application.

Hot glue the 3/16 wooden dowel in each hole. The (light green one photographed is the correct size. )

Add some greenery. What is shown in my mom’s picture is Eucalyptus that she got at Walmart for 99 cents.

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