DIY Bleached Pinecones

I’m a huge fan of NATURALS at Christmas. And I love this beautiful bleached pinecones diy! Have you ever bleached a pinecone? They are easy to make and the results are quite stunning! Everyone should do this science-experiment-diy… it is amazing and fun! And you don’t have to be crafty! Really! Let’s make bleached pinecones!

Bleaching pinecones is a very easy process, but make sure you set aside several days to bleach them. When they are completely dry they open up and turn from dark, deep brown to a soft taupe and blonde.

Get them ready now for your holiday decorating!


I hung bleached pinecones on a thin light taupe ribbon for a monochromatic look. Aren’t they unusual and beautiful? The kiddos and I will be making bunches this year for Christmas decorating!

Bleached Pinecones
  • Assorted Pinecones- no coating or pinecones that have a scent infused in them
  • bleach
  • water
  • container
  • ribbon
  • hot glue

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* If you can’t wait for the pinecones to dry… let them air dry for one day and then you can dry them in a 250 degree oven until they open up and are dry.

When the pinecones are totally dry add a ribbon hanger and bow. Cut a length of ribbon and put a dot of hot glue on the bottom of the pinecone in the center. Find the middle of the length of ribbon and adhere it to the pinecone. Let the ribbon dry and tie a bow around the ribbon close to the bottom of the pinecone, as shown.

These are such a fun project and super easy and beautiful!  Hope you give it a try and let me know how they turn out! 🙂


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