I love using natural elements in my home. I have always liked the look of pinecone balls, but have found them to be pricey to buy new.
A few weeks ago, I FINALLY come across one during my weekly run to Goodwill. It was missing a few scales and the glue was yellowed and brittle. I also found a little wooden candle stand that would be perfect for a base. I was able to get both for less than a buck! When I arrived home I discovered that several more scales had fallen off. Nothing my glue gun couldn't fix!
My original plan was to paint the base and leave the pinecone ball natural. But after having to re-glue most of the scales, I knew I needed to paint it to hide all the glue. Pinecone balls really remind me of artichokes so I decided to go green.
Here are the colors I went with. I sanded the base a little after painting it white to give it a distressed look. (That's Oakley in the background.)
And here it is again! I ended up finding another smaller pinecone ball at Goodwill, a couple days ago. This one I didn't have to glue.
So, tell me what you think. Do they look like artichokes to you?
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