This is a fast and easy way to paint pinecones for FREE Christmas and Winter decor. Finding cute ways to decorate your home for Christmas doesn’t have to mean spending a fortune…
When you’re looking for ways to save money over the holidays, you’ll need to get creative and think outside the box to get the look you want – for pennies on the dollar vs. what you’d spend in the decorating department of any store.
This year, I decided to take some large pinecones I’d gotten from my Momma and paint them white. Since I painted my dining room black this Fall, I knew I’d want to keep all my decor (Christmas or otherwise) light colored and neutral.
I already painted white Christmas trees here and I have one of them sitting pretty in my black room.
Now, for the white pinecones.
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Set up is fast and easy
Thanks to this small spray shelter and my Super Finish Max from HomeRight, this project was a piece of cake. I love that the shelter quite literally pops up on it’s own after I take it out from the storage bag. It makes me giggle every time. 😀
I laid down a drop cloth, placed the shelter on top, then laid the pinecones on the floor of the shelter.
DIYer Note: the Super Finish Max is pretty powerful, so the pinecones moved around a bit in the shelter, but it actually ended up helping me because I didn’t have to flip them over – they turned by themselves! 😉 Score!
How to paint pinecones – done in under 2 minutes
This went so fast, it was laughable. I LOVE speedy projects!
The pinecones dried while I ran to pick up the kids from school and by the time I returned, they were ready for hanging.
They now grace my huge thrifted chalkboard in our dining room.
I kept it simple again, just like my neutral Christmas living room. White cotton twine was perfect for hanging! Small push pins on the back of the frame hold the twine/pinecones right where I want them.
A couple shots of the bookshelf below, for kicks and giggles.
See the fluffy pom poms in the large platter on the bottom shelf? So fun!! You can see how I made them here. 😉
This year I’ve vowed to keep the holidays simple. Keep them sane. And I wish the same for you, sweet friend.
Bring the joy. Be the light.
Warmest wishes from my family to yours!