Painted Pinecone Sunflowers

Happy Wednesday, Friends! Today I have a simple project you can craft outdoors while enjoying the lovely fall weather...

Painted pinecone sunflowers

I came across a photo on Facebook of painted pine cones fashioned as a bouquet of zinnias, here.  I was inspired to try my hand at my own bouquet and sunflowers seemed perfect for fall. Plus, I already had a collection of pine cones and yellow spray paint. I applied round stickers to mark the centers of my recreated sunflowers. I borrowed this idea from my friend, Kathleen at Charm Bracelet Diva {at Home} who used similar stickers as a stencil for her adorable polka dot pumpkins. 

Spray paint pinecone sunflowers

Once the paint dried, I removed the stickers, painted the centers and arranged a bouquet. Voila!  

Painted pinecone sunflower bouquet

Here's how I used the leftovers:

Painted pinecone sunflowers


"Creativity is contagious," is my favorite quote from Einstein. Have you been inspired by others?

Painted pinecone sunflowers

Speaking of creativity, tomorrow is the day to show us yours! Join us for Vintage Charm from Thursday morning-Monday morning.  See you there! 




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19 comments:

  1. I absolutely love this idea! So pretty and super easy!

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  2. I actually saw those pinecone zinnias in person at a local craft store. I took a picture and then forgot all about them. I LOVE your sunflower idea. Perfect for Fall.

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  3. Those are just too cute and what a great idea! I love the texture of pine cones!! Hugs!!

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  4. I LOVE this idea. I have a huge bag of pinecones hiding in my garage somewhere. I'm definitely going to try this one. Thanks for sharing your pinecone flowers at Vintage Inspiration Party.

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  5. I picked up some pine cones in my travels this week, now I know what I'll be doing with them!

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  6. Cute idea Cecilia... love the old black crow too. I think I have some pine cones somewhere that are already cut into flowers ... so they may just get painted. Pine cones are hard to cut so hope I can find these.
    Thanks for the inspiration.
    Hugs,
    Audrey

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  7. Those are adorable, Cecilia. I'm wishing we lived close together...as my husband would say, we'd get in trouble (shopping for projects). Hey, at least this one is inexpensive! I think I'm going to gather pinecones next time we go to the farm!
    Hugs,
    Cecilia

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  8. Awesome, love it to pieces!
    Thanks for sharing the know how.
    Hugs,
    FABBY

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  9. Cute and a perfect craft for kids!

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  10. I just love these,, so easy and so cute! What a great project...I love them on your watering can!
    Gathering pine cones on my walk the weekend!! :)
    Kimberley

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  11. I love the pinecones. Great project!

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  12. Very sweet and fun! I like the crow in the bowl. xoxo Su

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  13. Pinecones are great, regardless, and I never thought of painting them, but obviously that works well also. very nice display. Thank you so much for linking this up at SHARE IT 34, www.FineCraftGuild.com As always, I love your contributions! Hugs, Rose

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  14. Really cute Cecilia! They really do look like a flower. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  15. Awesome idea! I love your pretty sunflowers!

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  16. I live in pinecone heaven, and how I have not already thought of doing this is a wonder! Making and pinning!

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