Most of us think of pine cones as winter and Christmas decor. While they look great during those cold months, they can be just as pretty in summer too! Before pine cones reach their full stage of maturity they look can look bright green and vibrant. I gathered a bunch of these cones and immediately soaked them in clean dish water. These bad boys, along with my hands, were covered in tree sap. Once they were clean and dry, I simply threw them in a large glass jar.
I also grabbed a bunch of mature cones. These are the ones we are all used to seeing around the winter holiday season. I washed these too. They weren’t covered with sap, but they did carry some spider webbing. Rather than leaving them bare, I added some bright yellow paint to accent their naturally distinct shape.
These pieces make great summer decorations! And best of all, they are free.