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Drying Pine Cones For Natural Crafts

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How To Dry Pine Cones For Crafting

We like crafting around here! Both sides of my family are filled with crafty people. And one of my favorite ways to craft is by using items from nature!

Share the love! Pin Me For Later!I love crafting with natural materials! Use this tutorial to prepare your pine cones for crafts!

That was the whole theme for our wedding! Christmas is a great time to gather up a basket full of pine cones and decorate your house.

To craft with pine cones you will first want to dry them.

By drying them, you get rid of any little critters hiding in there, as well as opening them up. They will close when they are damp.

To dry your pine cones you only need two more items, parchment paper, and a baking sheet; and 30 minutes.

Line your baking sheet with parchment paper. Arrange the pine cones in a single layer. Bake at 200°F for 30 minutes and you are all done!

Check out our post on Natural Pine Cone Christmas Ornaments!


What are some ways you like to bring nature inside for the holidays?

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Heidi Villegas

Wednesday 16th of November 2016

Thanks! I didn't know you had to dry them first! We live in a desert, though---I wonder if that's why they are already so dry? :-)


Wednesday 16th of November 2016

Probably! We are is a very humid climate so they don't open fully when they are damp. It also helps with possible bugs living in them! :-)

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Sunday 30th of October 2016

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