The funny thing about decorating is that there times when I can spend hours rearranging and styling and perfecting a tablescape or vignette and then there are times when it takes me 10 minutes to throw together a centerpiece and it completely works. And let’s just be honest, quick is always a good thing around this time of year!
This is a project that my mom and I used to do when I was a kid. Every year I would give handmade holiday gifts to my aunts and uncles and grandparents and one year we gathered HUGE pinecones from the tree at our cabin and I spray painted them different colors to match each recipient’s personal style. It’s always fun to receive a gift made just for you!
For this project, I used small pine cones that I actually picked up at the dollar store. You can also find them at the grocery stores around this time of year.
I laid the pinecones out and painted them in metallic gold, metallic silver, white and mocha.
Let them dry overnight and then put them to work. There are so many things you can use them for, fill a hurricane vase for a centerpiece….
… or add them to a silver bowl on a shelf or vignette for a more subtle look.
What color would you paint them to fit your personal style?I originally shared this post on Tatertots and Jello.