Bleached Pinecones - Winter Arrangements - December 2023
On my winter evergreen arrangement-making journey this year, I also added a new side-project: bleaching pinecones. I've shown a few of my arrangements - including the original and some V2's and all of them featured a number of foraged pinecones. Some of them were on the tips of the pine branches and others were tucked in with a piece of wire.
When we were last up in Wisconsin, I picked up a few pinecones that were on the driveway. They were dropped by the upright pine trees. Here's what they look like pre-bleaching:
Pretty easy way to make a little extra-special pinecone - and I think the way that the one (at the top of this post) turned out with brown tips and lightened-up interior is pretty neat.