Specimen art is everywhere: botanical prints, antique scientific illustrations, apothecary jars with metallic taxidermy. But it’s expensive. Here’s a way to get the look on a budget: Painted Pine Cone Plaques.
We made these for our Home for the Holidays party with HGTV’s Design Happens blog, and it was truly a group effort. Kayla Kitts, from DH, dressed up the pine cones (from Kelly Smith Trimble’s backyard) with glitter and paint. Kelly painted the plaques and gave the trim a little metallic shimmer. And Farima Alavi, also from DH, helped me apply craft paper backing and attach the pine cones. Click through the photos below to learn how to make your own!
When grouped together, these plaques look like they came from a holiday catalogue. I think Kayla, Kelly, Farima and I need to scheme on more pine cone decorations. There’s so much you can do, like these scented pine cones that make your fire smell good or this adorable pine cone and berry wreath.
What’s your favorite pine cone craft?