Shortly after getting them home I baked the bugs out of them, and put them in my big clear vase until I could decide what to do with them.
Fast forward to last week. After perusing Pinterset for a good while I finally decided I wanted to dip my pinecones. What to do with them after that I am still at a loss.
I spread some paper out on my table and plopped a chair on top of that. I then tied about 20 cones to the bottom of the chair. I took a paper cup, with the top half cut off, and filled it with paint. I then proceeded to dip the bottom of the cones in the paint. I let them dry and then cut them down. The next night I did about 20 more (I've been doing this at night since I don't want my 3 year old and 1.5 year old helping...) I still have one more batch to do tonight.
The lighting in my dining room is annoyingly bad, so I had to bring in another lamp so I could see. So that is why the lighting in the pictures is really off.