With fall in full swing we thought we’d bring you a decoration craft to get you in the Thanksgiving mood. This DIY project is easy and is an elegant addition to any Thanksgiving centerpiece or wall hanging. We really love these painted pine cones and acorns rustically painted with a neutral palette, they make for a beautiful, elegant and simple decoration.
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What You’ll Need:
- Pine cones and acorns
- Paint in cream, light blue and gold
- Gold leafing and adhesive
- Paint brush
- Foam brush
Paint some of the pine cones with the cream paint. Don’t worry about covering the entire cone with paint, we want them to have a rustic look so you can let parts of the wood show though. Paint both the inside and outside of the cones. At the same time, paint the acorns cream.
Repeat with the blue and then gold paint.
Cover the gold pine cones and acorns with the gilding adhesive.
Using a foam brush apply gold leafing.
Whether you hang them on a door or lay them in a bowl, these painted pine cones and acorns are a perfect way to welcome the Thanksgiving season. Happy crafting!
For more Thanksgiving decorations be sure to check out our Stamped Thanksgiving Napkin Rings.