Paint Your Pinecones: Great idea!

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Paint Your Pinecones

By Suga
October 26, 2015

Have flowers that keep you smiling all winter long, and no water needed!

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Name: Mary
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MaryE
Oct 25, 2015 7:00 PM CST
So cute and clever.
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Name: Bev
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webesemps
Oct 25, 2015 8:13 PM CST
Nice winter project!! Smiling
Name: woofie
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woofie
Oct 25, 2015 10:15 PM CST
Very pretty! Wish we had trees that produced pine cones, instead of just fallen leaves! Hilarious!
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Name: Suga
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Suga
Oct 26, 2015 12:11 AM CST
I have now expanded this idea into a Christmas project. If I can find some large pinecones I want to paint them red with yellow centers for a basket of "Poinsettia". And maybe add a string of white lights. And you could also do silver or gold in a black basket also with lights. Oh the possibilities are endless!!!! Once my mind gets going....lol. Thank you for the nice comments and the acorns!!
Name: Vickie
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blue23rose
Oct 26, 2015 4:27 AM CST
That is a great idea!
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Name: Alice
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ardesia
Oct 26, 2015 7:09 AM CST
Suga, visit the Francis Marion forest, where the Long Leaf pines have enormous cones. The Clemson cones are a cute idea for a CU fan like my niece, I may have to make a basket of orange and purple cones for her.
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Name: Suga
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Suga
Oct 26, 2015 7:22 AM CST
Great idea and I live right by there!!!! Thx I tip my hat to you.
Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Oct 26, 2015 7:40 AM CST
Suga, what a wonderful project ... just beautiful!! Thanks for this great tip, perfect for any time of year; I really like your idea of painting large pine cones red and using the little white lights for a basket of poinsettias!
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Name: Mary
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MaryE
Oct 26, 2015 4:36 PM CST
Show us a picture when you get it finished.
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Name: Stan
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GaNinFl
Oct 26, 2015 5:05 PM CST
I agree And here I was thinking just the other day, what I was going to do with all these pine cones in my back yard. I've been using the around the edges of pots as a tree rat deterrent.

Great idea! Thank You!
Stan
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Name: Suga
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Suga
Oct 26, 2015 6:04 PM CST
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These are the finished baskets with bows of the two colleges. Clemson Tigers and South Carolina Gamecocks I haven't done the poinsettia ones yet. I did go buy the paint and nearly fainted when the girl hit total!!! Be prepared my friends!!! Spray paint isn't cheap!
Name: Alice
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ardesia
Oct 26, 2015 6:08 PM CST
Ah, a house divided. Smiling
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woofie
Oct 26, 2015 7:44 PM CST
Those look great! Nicely done!
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Name: Becky
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beckygardener
Oct 26, 2015 8:20 PM CST
Very clever and cute idea! Thumbs up
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Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Oct 26, 2015 11:37 PM CST
Beautiful, colorful and cheerful baskets of color. Love it.
Name: LariAnn Garner
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LariAnn
Oct 27, 2015 7:30 AM CST
So many possibilities - red, white and blue for July 4th, orange, black and purple for Halloween, pastels for Easter, red, white and pink for Valentine's Day - the list can go on and on! Wonderful!
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gardeningal
Oct 27, 2015 7:15 PM CST
What a great idea...and yet so simple.
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Name: Suga
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Suga
Oct 27, 2015 9:05 PM CST
@LariAnn. You got the idea! Your mind works like mine!!!!! Hahahaha I agree Hurray! Hurray!
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gardeningal
Oct 28, 2015 6:28 AM CST
Now, if only we could find a way to make weeds so pretty....
There's got to be some kind of cross pollinating out there. Nah, something more simple.
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gardeningal
Oct 28, 2015 6:55 PM CST
Thank you, Suga!
I would love to see more of your creativity. It is refreshing.

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