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Faux Zinnias Pine Cone Crafts

By: Linda Keesee from
Faux Zinnias Pine Cone Crafts
Faux Zinnias Pine Cone Crafts
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In the Designer's Words: "These faux zinnias are a fun and easy project, and look great in a wood or galvanized container for some country decor. These were made from pine cones that my grand-kids gathered for me. I have seen some projects where the pine cones were dipped into paint, but I decided to use spray paint for this project, and my acrylics for the centers. These are so easy to make and I get lots of compliments on them."

Making faux flower crafts for your home allows you to insert beautiful blooms without adding worry to your life. If you want to add floral fab to your space, check out this insanely charming pine cone crafts. The Faux Zinnias Pine Cone Crafts are paint craft ideas created out of pine cones that look nothing like their original material. Stunning in just about any paint hue, these flowers are perfect for just about any home. These would make a fantastic heartwarming gift, as well.

Estimated CostUnder $10

Time to CompleteUnder an hour

MaterialsNature Material

Primary TechniqueDIY Craft


Project TypeMake a Project

Materials List

  • Pine cones
  • variety of colors of spray paint
  • yellow acrylic paint
  • paint brush
  • large piece of cardboard to spray paint on
  • container to add faux zinnias to


  1. Place a few pine cones on your cardboard and pick a color and spray paint the pine cones

  2. Now pick a few more pine cones and spray paint with another color.

  3. Continue until all pine cones are spray painted and you have a variety of colored pine cones

  4. Now paint the center of each pine cone yellow

  5. Once dry place in a wood bowl, galvanized container or even a large glass vase

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I would never have thought to use pine cones to make zinnias, but they are perfect. I like that you painted them so many colors to make the design fun and playful. What a fun way to come up with a topiary or zinnia bouquet that you can give to friends as a gift or to brighten someone's day.

Yes, this is really easy! You can buy those pine cones and spray paints even from a bookstore. This craft can be placed anywhere in the house. Or if you make a bunch of it, You can give it as a gift. Or make it a decoration during holidays.


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