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Rustic Painted Pine Cones and Acorns for Thanksgiving

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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Painted pine cones and acorns hanging from the back of a chair by Champagne and Sugarplums

Painted pine cones and acorns on a bench by Champagne and Sugarplums
Painted pine cones and acorns no a white background by Champagne and Sugarplums
What You’ll Need:
  • Pine cones and acorns
  • Paint in cream, light blue and gold
  • Gold leafing and adhesive
  • Paint brush
  • Foam brush
Pinecone being painted cream by Champagne and Sugarplums

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 some of the acorns cream.

Pine cones and acorns painted cream on a white background by Champagne and Sugarplums

Pinecone being painted blue by Champagne and Sugarplums

Repeat with the blue and then gold paint.

Pinecone being painted with gilding adhesive by Champagne and Sugarplums

Cover the gold pine cones and acorns with the gilding adhesive.

Gold gilding being added to a pinecone by Champagne and Sugarplums

Using a foam brush apply gold leafing.

Pine cones and acorns painted cream on a white background by Champagne and Sugarplums
Painted pine cones and acorns hanging on a wall by Champagne and Sugarplums
Painted pine cones and acorns on a bench by Champagne and Sugarplums

Painted pine cones and acorns hanging on a door by Champagne and Sugarplums

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!

Happy Thanksgiving written on a blue background in a circle of leaves and pumpkins

For more Thanksgiving decorations check out our Stamped Thanksgiving Napkin Rings.