How To Create Bleached Pine Cones

Craft Ideas | How To Create Bleached Pine Cones

by Angela Kenny |
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Craft Ideas | How To Create Bleached Pine Cones

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.


A selection of pine cones

A bottle of bleach (50p from supermarkets)

An old bucket or bowl


Rubber gloves

Bricks or stones


  1. Put the cones in the bowl or bucket.
  1. Add two parts of water to one part bleach, covering the cones completely. Put the water in first, then the bleach.
  1. The pine cones will float, so use bricks or stones to weigh them down.
  1. Leave for 24 hours.
  1. Remove, rinse and place on newspaper, and allow to dry for 2-3 days. The cones will open, revealing pale layers.
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