I really love pine cones. I love picking them up while on walks and decorating with them in the Fall and Winter. This friend of mine has a TON of pine cones in his front yard, so I've gone over there a couple of times this past week and "cleaned up" for him. I let Samuel help me paint them, although I've recently learned that you're really supposed to either wash them and let them sit out first or bake them to clean them. I realized the importance of this while a few bugs fell out of a few of them. Oh well.
|Samuel, hamming it up, had a great time painting. I like to let him paint in this cut open cereal box. I also covered the TV tray with plastic wrap.|
|I painted a variety of colors. Some are more fallish and others more winterish, but all are pretty neutral.|
|The fallish ones I'm thinking of making a garland out of and hanging somewhere in the house. I may even make a few Christmas trees out of them, too. The really Christmas colored ones I'm thinking that I'll hang on the Christmas tree.|