Lovely Pine Cone flowers that I bought today at the Blessing of the Fleet and Craft show in Murrells Inlet, SC. I have seen these before and just loved them. They are really very easy to make and make a nice accent in your plants or a whole bouquet of them in a vase.
As you can see these are easily made with small pine cones. A small hole is drilled in the bottom large enough to accommodate a wooden vegetable skewer. These are very inexpensive with a hundred or fifty in a pack. Cut the point off of one end of the skewer and glue the skewer into the drilled hole at the base of the pine cone. Paint the skewer green with acrylic paint and let dry.
Now you have something to hang on to as you paint the pine cone petals with acrylic colors of choice. Place the skewers with painted pine cones into a glass or stick into a block of styrofoam. When these are dry, simply add the accent of white on the tips of the petals and walah! You have a beautifully petaled flower! These are very striking in a bouquet.
Thank you for visiting and I hope you will make some of these pretty pine cone flowers. Please visit my other blogs for Mother's Day verses for you to use, our bird and duck pictures taken in our back yard as well as original poetry and sentiments.
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