Pinecones are a natural treasure. Beautiful as they are, they can be made more useful, decorative and even lovelier, as these tutorials show.
[Top row, left to right] 1. Use up yarn offcuts by wrapping around pinecones in this tutorial by Family Chic. 2. We LOVE all things ombre, and these pinecones are no exception. Tutorial by Whimzeecal. 3. Follow Factory Direct Craft‘s advice and dip pinecones in white paint for a ceramic effect.
[Middle row, left to right] 4. Create a cheap, natural place setting by painting the tips of a pinecone with neon paint, a la Camille Styles. 5. Brighten up a simple garland by painting pinecones in contrasting colours. Tutorial by Cake. 6. What does a pinecone taste like? Martha Stewart‘s pinecone cakes look too good to eat. Almost…
[Bottom row, left to right] 7. A simple swag of ribbon-tethered pinecones make a stunning focal point when hung in an empty frame. Tutorial by Craftaholics Anonymous. 8. We’re inspired: Laura from Circle of Pine Trees makes her own pinecone firelighters. 9. Pinecone gnomes are a classic craft. These little chaps have such sweet, sleepy expressions… Perhaps they’re hibernating. Tutorial by We Bloom Here.
Want more pinecones? Turn to page 20 of Mollie Makes 34 for two fab felt pinecone projects.