Soaking pine cones in bleach lends them a silvery grey driftwood sheen. Follow our very own step-by-step guide on how to create these beautiful bleached pine cones.
WHAT YOU NEED
A selection of pine cones
A bottle of bleach (50p from supermarkets)
An old bucket or bowl
Bricks or stones
WHAT TO DO
- Put the cones in the bowl or bucket.
- Add two parts of water to one part bleach, covering the cones completely. Put the water in first, then the bleach.
- The pine cones will float, so use bricks or stones to weigh them down.
- Leave for 24 hours.
- Remove, rinse and place on newspaper, and allow to dry for 2-3 days. The cones will open, revealing pale layers.