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Video: DIY Flowers With Easy Pine Cones
The madness of reclaimed decoration based on eco-friendly materials continues to emulate and gain ground in the interior. Trendy and environmentally friendly, it brilliantly transforms all the rooms in the house. Star materials of Christmas decor, pine cones are infinitely recyclable. They bend according to the desires of each handyman and promise the creation of several creative decorative objects. That is why they occupy a prominent place in the majority of our current articles. For those who appreciated our DIY decoration made from pine cones, the editorial staff of Deavita.fr offers a new set of ideas dedicated to DIY pine cone flowers!
DIY pine cone flowers for a summer and green decor
Of course, the summer season is the perfect opportunity to give the interior a makeover. Vibrant and pop colors, patterns and prints that set the tone, antique furniture from elsewhere, natural and eco-friendly materials, pretty bouquets of artificial flowers… in short, there are many ideas for turning the home into summer mode. To refresh the interior space without work and without tearing up your budget, opt for a DIY flower made from colored pine cones! Deceptively reserved for fall table decoration, pine cones are absolutely perfect for summer.
Everyone loves flowers, but unfortunately they are not forever. For a summer decor that won't fade, there's nothing like making a pretty bouquet of pine cone flowers! Fun and 100% recycled, they promise to breathe endless summer into your decor. Far from being out of date, they are the perfect opportunity to explore your creativity as well as that of your children. Ultra-realistic or more artistic, it's up to you to choose among the DIY ideas to follow! But just before you start, we'll remind you how to clean your pine cones.
3 ways to clean pine cones
What to do with pine cones in summer? Before providing you with all our creative proposals, we show you how to carefully clean your finds. The first way to make them clean is to soak them in lukewarm water mixed with vinegar for 30 minutes. With a brush, scrub them to remove dirt, then dry them in a dry place for a few days. Otherwise, you can cover them with aluminum foil and let them rest on a baking sheet preheated to 180 ° C for 1 hour. The heat will do the rest. Finally, if you do not plan to put your pine cones on the table or in the bedroom, there is no point in opting for a deep disinfection. You can simply get rid of their dust with a hair dryer.
DIY bouquet of pine cones
If there is one element of the interior decoration that makes everyone happy, it is the bouquet of flowers! So, why not spruce up your home with some DIY faux flowers? A superb activity to try with children, they invite themselves into the interior decoration with a few brushstrokes.
- cleaned pine cones
- wooden skewers
- hot glue gun
- acrylic paints (green, white, pale pink, fuchsia)
- paint brushes
- golden glitter
Start by painting the kebabs and pine cones. Sprinkle them with golden glitter and let them dry for 30 minutes. At the end of this time, take a pine cone and drill a small hole in it, as shown above. Fill the hole with hot glue and insert the skewer into it. Do the same with the rest of the pine cones. Place the resulting flowers in a pretty vase and let them dry for a few hours or overnight. The next day, decorate the bouquet according to your own taste. You can combine it with fresh flowers and greenery for the most successful effect.
A bunch of pine cones to change a bit from the traditional Halloween decor
By replacing the bright colors with darker tones, you can make a superb table decoration for Halloween in two steps, as shown in the video above!
Easy DIY pine cone flower wreath
If you still believe that pine cones are only for Christmas crafts, maybe our next pine cone decor idea will convince you. Hang on the front door or set up in the center of the table, this faux flower wreath is sure to bring a good mood into your home.
- natural vine wreath
- white spray paint
- acrylic paints
- plain jute ribbon
- hot glue
After carefully cleaning your pine cones, cut their tips with the secateurs and give them a lick of paint. Vary the colors and don't hesitate to apply several coats for an opaque and satin finish. Let the pine cones dry again and color the vine wreath using the white spray paint. Tie a jute ribbon knot. Apply glue directly to the wreath, then arrange the pine cones and the knot and let the wreath dry. Now all you have to do is hang your creation on the front door.
Make original flowerpots from pine cones
How to recycle your pine cones otherwise? With our next DIY step-by-step guide, you'll learn how to turn them into pretty flowerpots that won't need watering.
- wooden skewers
- 1 drill
- 1 jar
- acrylic paints in different colors
- artificial leaves
To succeed in the following DIY, nothing could be easier! Pour the sand into the pot and follow the instructions given in our first tutorial to make the stems and flowers of pine cones. Once these are ready, plant them in the pot. The major advantage of this DIY is that you can plant and replant the skewers until you have a flower arrangement that suits you. Finish by inserting the artificial leaves. Here is a flowerpot that will require no maintenance on your part on a daily basis. A beautiful summer decoration for the base table or the terrace, this DIY flower arrangement will always have its effect.
Floral painting with pine cones
Another summer decorating idea made from pine cones that you can try out without worrying that it will fade quickly is this flowery painting. Although it may seem difficult to achieve, you are assured that it is not. In fact, it makes a great manual activity to try with the kids this weekend.
- pine cone
- acrylic paints (various colors)
- paint brushes
- thin tree branches (to form the stems)
- hot glue
If you are planning to do our latest flower DIY with your toddlers, it is very important to properly sanitize your pine cones by following our instructions mentioned above. Once cleaned, cut their tips with your pruning shears and paint. Vary the colors and sizes of your pine cones. Glue the flowers and tree branches to the board using hot glue. Finish by placing your signature and initials on the board. Let the composition dry for a few hours before hanging it on the wall.
In addition to decorating the house, pine cones are great for occupying children during the last weeks of summer. Here are 9 ideas of pine cone animals to test with your cherubs.
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