I don't know about you, but I was actually fooled by these adorable pine cone zinnias when I first saw them. These whimsical flowers are the brainchild of Vanessa Valencia from A Fanciful Twist. According to her post, she came up with this idea when she was bored and looking for something new to create.
Vanessa has graciously provided step-by-step directions on her site so that people like you and me can create our own pine cone zinnias. I'm not sure what colors of craft paint I have lying around, but I'm heading out to gather up a few cones leftover from last year so I can make a few of my own. I'm thinking this is a great way to add color to the bedroom - or any room for that matter - without having to deal with fresh flowers that need attention and care.
Think pretty baskets or bowls overflowing with these faux zinnias for brightening the home, as table centerpieces or for giving away as gifts.
Check out Vanessa's DIY directions on A Fanciful Twist and let us know how yours turn out.
Until Next Time . . . HAPPY GARDENING!