DIY with DollybyDesign: Holiday Decor with Pinecones!

I noticed I haven’t done a DIY project in ages (maybe it’s because travel season ruled my life from August to November-bah!) but it’s finally over and I have had so many fun (and very EASY) DIY projects I’ve been wanting to share with you all and thankfully it’s just in time for the Holiday Season!

This week I have been visiting my Mother in Florida for Thanksgiving Break. I grew up ALWAYS doing some sort of craft project with my mom, and time spent over creating is always a special time to us. So this week my mom (Beulah) and I  decided to take pinecones and spray paint them gold so that they can be used as a simple centerpiece for Holiday decor.

Here are the materials we used:

1) Pinecones (we bought ours from Michaels for around $2.99 per pack) (Obviously you can get pinecones for free if you live in a beautiful State…LIKE MONTANA) (we bought 2 packs since we both wanted to make some for both of our homes)

2) Gold Spray paint ($7.00 a bottle at Michaels) (we only bought one)

So it only takes 2 items to make this EASY and CHEAP DIY project that will take literally 30-45 minutes of your time! YAY!


STEP 1) make sure you have a clean surface (preferably outside or in a Florida room so you won’t stain or mark anything with the spray paint)

STEP 2) evenly spread out the pinecones and keep in mind to spray them at least 6 inches away from the can (or else they will be gloopy and sloppy looking)

STEP 3) paint one side of the cones, wait 30-45 minutes, then turn them all on the uncolored (natural) side to spray them

STEP 4) once paint is dry find a fun wooden bowl, or a decorative bowl, and place in your house for the Holidays!


I hope you all are finding fun & creative ways to decorate your homes for this 2013 Holiday Season! I will try to find more time to post additional DIY projects I am going to be working on for my house this year! Until then, Happy Thanksgiving Weekend, and I hope you are all enjoying time with your loved ones before December begins!

GOD bless!

Love, DollybyDesign 🙂