I’m a huge fan of NATURALS at Christmas. Greens, acorns, snow pinecones, holly, birch logs, berries, etc! I love to slip this type of Christmas decorating into my decor! And naturals looks so good no matter what your style! Have you ever bleached a pinecone? Everyone should do this science-experiment-diy… it is amazing and fun! And the results are breathtaking! Bleaching pinecones is a very easy process, but make sure you set aside several days to bleach them. When they are completely dry they open up and turn from dark, deep brown to a soft taupe and white.
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I am part of COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS… and it’s week 7! I’m part of a great and talented group of bloggers! Make sure you check out the bottom of the post for links to their Christmas projects!
I hung bleached pinecones on a thin light taupe ribbon for a monochromatic look. Aren’t they unusual and beautiful? I’ll be making bunches this year for Christmas decorating!
- Assorted Pinecones- no coating or pinecones that have a scent infused in them
- hot glue
* If you can’t wait for the pinecones to dry… let them air dry for one day and then you can dry them in a 250 degree oven until they open up and are dry.
When the pinecones are totally dry add a ribbon hanger and bow. Cut a length of ribbon and put a dot of hot glue on the bottom of the pinecone in the center. Find the middle of the length of ribbon and adhere it to the pinecone. Let the ribbon dry and tie a bow around the ribbon close to the bottom of the pinecone, as shown.
SO BEAUTIFUL!!! And very very easy!!!
Make sure you visit my blogging friends and their creative Christmas projects!
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