It seems I have caught the seasonal decorating bug.. can't decide if this is good or bad. Anyways, while finishing the pumpkins for Halloween, I went a little spray-paint crazy....
We've been over the pumpkins, but as you saw, there were pine cones also getting worked-over... Why pine cones? Well, cheap, for one, and "winter-y," for second.
Let me clarify. By "cheap," I mean "free." Seriously, if you are paying for pine cones, then you're doing it wrong. I collected a few types of cones- come short & fat and other long and flakier. Variety! The spice of life!
So, as with the pumpkins, I first did a layer of white paint and followed up with metallic paint. This requires a couple coats to cover all the ridges and crevices, but the result is awesome. Also? excluding drying time, this project is done in less than 15 minutes! I find these spray-painting projects are perfect to do after work or in between bigger tasks on a weekend. They are fun and full or instant gratification.
I tossed the gold pine cones in with the pumpkins & gourds from October for a fantastically "Fall" centerpiece. You like?