So, here's my attempt at this project.
First, get your pinecones.
Then, get a plastic container with a good lid on it. I used this one below. My sister owns a Thai restaurant in town, so sometimes I bring home soup leftovers in this (I save the containers - I have plans for them and they also come in handy for projects like these).
Next, pour some paint into the container and add a bit of water. Adding water makes it less "gloppy" as Sarah Richardson says. But, make sure not to put too much water - if you do, the color won't be as vibrant and will give it a washed look (this is what happened to the white ones I did - they had more of a white-washed look, which is nice, but not really the look I was going for).
When the pinecone is covered really well with the paint, take them out of the container. Sarah Richardson used tongs. I just used my fingers. Then, place them on wax paper to dry.
|(Sorry for the poor night-time picture)|
Here's an example of how the white pinecones came out - see how they have a white-wash look? Not bad, but not exactly how I wanted it.
And here there are again, all done and displayed.
I wouldn't say it was a project fail because they came out pretty decently. But, after I re-watched Sarah's holiday special and found the below picture online, I decided that I really like these other colors and the vibrancy of them. Next year, I'll be re-doing them to look like these.
Thanks for stopping by! This will be the last time I post before Christmas, so have a wonderful holiday!
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