Hello there! My name is Jes and you can find me and my DIY projects over at My DIY Envy. I just love succulents! Now that we have that out of the way, I am really excited to share this super simple DIY project with you today because it involves succulents! DIY Pinecone Succulents, that is.
What is a pinecone succulent? Well, I had my kids gather some pinecones for some fall DIYs and there were a few that were broken or too small. When I picked one of these up I thought it looked like the hens and chicks I have all over the house and the idea of turning them into painted succulents came to mind.
What you will need:
- Green paint (preferably a couple of colors)
- A small paint brush
Tips for making pinecone succulents: First of all, I thought the paint I had was pretty green until I actually put it up to a real succulent. I’m ok with the colors I ended up with because they match my decor but if you want them to look more real (instead of whimsical) then pick up more of a true green. I just used decor paint I already had but the little tubes of acrylic or craft paint would work great too. You need very little paint.
I used a small brush I had already cut short. Cutting your brush short will help you get into detail work when you are painting frames, corners of furniture, or pinecones! I let one color dry and then added a second color just for a little variety. I’m guessing you could also use sharpies to add a little red or purple for even more variety. I love putting succulents in teacups I pick up at the thrift store! There are just so many fun things you can do with pinecones and I am going to continue to experiment with colors to make more pinecone succulents!
this fun toothbrush holder succulent hack,
plus these pretty farmhouse succulent pots.