To have a little fun before the house fills up for Thanksgiving, I decided to go for the “gold” this year. I’ve got some great vintage gold rimmed plates (from thrift about 4 years ago), and my centerpiece is a hodgepodge of things I found in my decor bin, so in keeping with the thrift tradition, this tablescape cost me $4 for a can of spray paint.
Here are my quick tips for spray painting pinecones. Be sure to dry out the pinecones before using them for your decor projects. Line a cookie sheet with foil (the pinecones will ooze sap) so you don’t destroy your cookware. Heat for about an hour at 225. Then grab a little helper to shake up your paint, wait patiently (or not!) until nap time, and spray your pinecones outside. I used an open box this time and it was perfect. The walls kept the spray from coating my deck. be sure to roll the cones around and spray the bottom and into the center of the cones for the best results. Fall is absolutely the best season to scavenge for natural materials for your decor!