- Metal paint pail 8” (available at home improvement and hardware stores)
- Americana Acrylic Paints (DecoArt): Snow (Titanium) White; Cocoa; Plantation Pine; Light Avocado; Milk Chocolate; Dark Chocolate
- Wax paper
- Silver or gold paint
- Paraffin wax
- 1/2 ounce of fragrance oil per pound of paraffin
- Pine cones
- Sponge roller
- Paintbrushes: flat; detail
- Double-boiler or microwave
- Clean pail with vinegar and water
solution. Let dry. Use sponge roller to
apply Snow White to front half of pail.
Randomly add spots of Cocoa.
- Use photo as guide to freehand pinecone
design on pail. Paint pinecones Milk
Chocolate; shade Dark Chocolate;
highlight Cocoa. Use detail brush to
add sprigs of Plantation Pine and Light
- Fill bucket with pinecones, wood chips, newsprint rolls and other fire starters.
Dipped Scented Pinecones
- 1. Making your own fragrant pinecones
is a simple way to decorate your
home for the holidays. Make extras
for budget-friendly gifts and package
them in a lovely painted hearth
- 2. Cover your work surface with wax paper. Paint pine cones with silver or gold paint, if desired. Let dry. Heat paraffin wax in a double-boiler or in microwave at 50% power until melted, stirring with a spoon frequently. Remove from heat. Add 1/2 ounce of fragrance oil per pound of paraffin. Stir until mixture is completely blended. Let cool for five minutes before dipping. Hold pine cone at the base and dip into paraffin mixture. Roll it around to make sure it is coated with paraffin. Remove pine cone and hold it over the paraffin mixture until it stops dripping. Sprinkle with glitter if desired.