Pine cone flowers: Autumn decor that the kids will fall for

Do you feel overwhelmed decorating for fall? We have a solution — have the kids help out!

This DIY pine cone flower project is so simple to make and looks fantastic arranged in a bowl. The kids will have a blast customizing their own flowers. There are so many different ways to get creative with color!

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How to create pine cone flowers for fall

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How to create pine cone flowers for fall

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You can get all of the supplies that you need at your local craft store. You can also venture outside to pick out your own pine cones!

  • Pine cones:You can use real or fake pine cones. Have seven or eight ready to paint, depending on the size of your bowl.
  • Bowl: A medium-sized bowl with lower edges works well, like the one we used in the video.
  • Yellow acrylic paint
  • Acrylic paint in a few other colors, of your choice
  • Paintbrushes

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Step 1: Hold your pine cone upside down so that the point is facing the floor. Paint the bottom and the sides of the pine cone. Paint 2-3 coats. Repeat for as many pine cones you need to fill your bowl.

Tip: Get creative with painting! Layering and mixing colors turns out beautiful.

Step 2: Hold the pine cone upside down. On the center of the bottom of the pine cone, paint a yellow circle, to make the center of the flower. Let dry!

Step 3: Arrange your pine cone flower bouquet in a bowl, however you like!

Step 4: Enjoy your beautiful new fall centerpiece!