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Pinecones for Fall Crafts

Today I will be sharing several ways on how to prepare pine cones for crafts or decor. My answer might surprise you!

– Displayed in bowls – Stuffed in tall cylinders – Added to the bottom of lanterns on a porch – Used to hold place cards like these at Thanksgiving! – Scattered down the center of a tablescape – Made into a garland (I am making one for Christmas this year!) – Made into ornaments – Used as a filler in a large dough bowl – Wreaths

My Favorite Ways to Use Pine Cones for Crafts or Decor

How to Prepare Pine Cones for Crafts or Decor

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Bake your pine cones

This method is the most popular method for cleaning your pine cones. Simply line your cookie sheet with parchment paper or foil and add you pine cones in a single layer. Set your oven to 200 degrees F and bake them for about 25-30 minutes. Make sure to monitor them closely!

Bleach your pine cones

In order to bleach your pine cones mix 2 parts bleach to 1 part water in a large container and fully submerge the pine cones. Let them stay in this mixture for 48 hours or more. Then take them out and lay them out to dry for a week or more. You will know they are dry when they open up.

Soaking and Washing Pinecones

You can do this in a sink, large bowl or bucket. Simply mix 1/2 cup of white vinegar with 1/2 cup of water then soak your pine cones for about 30-40 minutes.

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