Last fall I posted about the Fall decorations for my side porch. You can read about here. As part of the whole display, I create this custom, and adorable, Candy Corn Painted Pine Cone Garland.
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Candy Corn Painted Pine Cone Garland
For this project you will need:
- Acrylic paints in yellow, white, and orange
- Small pine cones
- Craft Paint Brushes
- Jute Twine
- Hot glue gun and glue sticks
- Strips of burlap ribbon
- Strips of white denim ribbon or white burlap ribbon
I actually painted these pine cones about two years ago and have displayed them each Fall season around the house in jars or bowls. This year I decided to make something new with them. If you decide to make this project, you will first need to clean and disinfect the pine cones (read how to here). I decided to paint the pine cones to look like candy corn by simply painting a section of each pine cone in orange, yellow, and white. First, I painted the entire pine cone in white, and then added the yellow and orange paint to the tips of the pine cones in sections to resemble a piece of candy corn.
To add the burlap and white denim ribbon between each pine cone, I first cut up the burlap and ribbon into short 8 inch strips. I used a hot glue glue to easily attach the pine cones to a cut length of jute twine every 6 inches. Then I tied a strip between each pine cone alternating between the burlap and the denim ribbon. This project is so easy but be careful not to burn your fingers on the hot glue.
And that was it. Very easy and inexpensive to make. In the display, I draped the pine cone garland over an old fence gate and around the chevron painted board.
This is what the whole display looked like:
The pine cones I didn’t use on the garland are displayed in a bowl on the table in my screened porch room. I think these are just adorable.
More pine cone crafts you might enjoy:
I have also created a post on How to create a Chevron Pattern for the board I used as a backdrop.
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