Rustic Painted Pine Cones and Acorns

With fall in full swing we thought we’d bring you the perfect craft to get you from fall to winter!  This DIY project is easy and looks amazing when finished.  By using fall supplies and painting them with neutral colours this DIY craft will take you from fall to winter, while complementing most home decor styles.  Pine cones and acorns rustically painted with a neutral palette, put them in a dish or hang them from your door – they make for a beautiful Autumn to Winter decor.

Beautiful Painted Pine Cones Craft

What You’ll Need:

  • Pine cones and acorns
  • Paint is cream, light blue and light gold
  • Gold leafing and adhesive
  • Paint brush
  • Foam brush
  • String
  • Hot glue gun

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 an outside of the cones. At the same time, paint some of the acorns cream.

Repeat with the blue and the light gold paint.

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

Using a foam brush apply gold leafing.


Use the some hot glue to attach strings to each of the pine cones and acorns. Stagger the length of the strings, so that all of the pieces will hang at a different level.

Whether you hang them on a door or lay them in a bowl, it’s a perfect way to welcome the winter season to your home! Enjoy!

painted pine cones

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