DESIGN A PINECONE BOUQUET
Show off your creative crafting with a bouquet of faux zinnias, rose dahlias and other flowers made from cut pieces of pinecones. To trim the cones into flower shapes, use needle-nose pliers to remove one or two rows of scales and then cut through the cone using a hand-held craft saw. For each flower, you’ll use the top, middle or bottom of the cone. When you’re satisfied with the flower shape, drill a hole into the back center of the cut pinecone. Adhere heavyweight floral wire into the hole with hot glue to serve as a stem. Paint your flowers in a variety of fall hues, layering colors to add dimension. Arrange the flowers in a vase, and insert dried picks or stems for additional texture.
CONE HUNT Conifer species each produce their own unique size and shape of pinecone. Look for the variety that best fits the flower you’d like to create.