Before bringing Pine Cones into your house for crafts, REMEMBER to Bake the Bugs Out of them first! Preheat Oven to 200 Degrees and Bake Pine Cones for 45 Minutes! (Spread your pine cones out and don't bake all at once like in this picture. It works better if they are all spread out).
Spray paint pine cones to have that mercury glass look to them. Use Krylon Looking Glass Mirror-Like Paint on pinecones, add a little fresh or faux greenery to accomplish this look.*** this link really doesn't tell you how to do this, but it's pretty self explanatory (try adding some white twinkle lights in the bowl or apothecary jar!)
Painting pinecones to look like flowers is an artistic craft that some women and men at Victory Baptist Church in Hampton, Va., have been doing for months. ( surprising. I'm from Wichita Falls). How fun.
Pinecone Wreath with Cardinals and Ornaments--This pinecone wreath will sparkle and pop with color after a few simple additions. To make, coat a store-bought pinecone wreath with gray spray paint. Spray with spray snow, then silver glitter, allowing drying time between coats. Arrange three cardinal figurines and nine round red ornaments among the pinecones, adhering with hot glue to keep them in place.