I have been inspired from places around the web showing bleached out pine cones, and thought I would try them on my favorite mini pine cones from a little lake nestled on Sugar Mountain in Appalachian North Carolina.
I have bleached these cones in two parts bleach, one part water for two days, stirring several times a day. Then I dried them slowly under my wood stove here in my home for three more days, till they slowly opened back up to reveal this beautiful caramel color. The bleach has made the original brown color a variegated tan/khaki. One of the photos above shows the original cones next to the bleached. It gives them a nice, aged look. They are not any more brittle than regular small pine cones, so will work well with your crafts or display.
The last photo above shows the big, beautiful pine trees that offer up these pretty little cones. I picked these up this fall and they have been in dry storage. They're in great shape, firm, opened cones, in varying lengths from approximately 3/4" to 1-1/2" long. Some a little smaller, some larger.
You will receive one heaping measuring cup, as seen in the photos. This is 30 + cones. If you need a different quantity, please convo me. They will come shipped in bubble wrap and a small box.
These are so cute! They look great on primitive crafts, Christmas crafts, packaging. Try glittering them for a festive look.
Check out my Pinterest board of Mini Pine Cone Creations for a little inspiration - http://www.pinterest.com/gidgetmd/miniature-pine-cone-crafts/
If you'd rather have more small, or more large (2"-ish), convo me and I'll try my best to accomodate your wishes!
Any questions? Please let me know!
Very nice quality - thanks!
Nov 7, 2017 by OctoberAtHome
Items arrived just as described. I look forward to using them as part of my fall wedding decor!
Sep 3, 2015 by Foxberry Photography
These were slightly larger than I had envisioned but still just as lovely. The seller shipped these to me almost immediately and they came delivered in a nice little bag with a bow. I am really impressed and pleased with the purchase I made.