I love bleached pinecones. They look beautiful in almost any settings from farmhouse to modern. They are especially gorgeous additions to fall and winter decor, such as Thanksgiving and Christmas decorations.
However, so many of us are sensitive to bleach. Eposure to bleach can irritate the eyes, nose, lungs, and skin. There might also be negative environmental impacts when we dispose bleach.
Another challenge of bleaching pine cones is that you have to wait for a few days to let the pine cones soak in strong bleach, and let them dry. The results can vary quite a bit depending on the varieties of pine cones. So how do we make beautiful “bleached pinecones” without using bleach?
After testing on a bunch of pine cones, I think I have found a really simple and easy way to make natural looking “bleached pine cones”. Ready for the secret? ( By the way, to be fair to those who say “pinecone”, and those who say “pine cone”, I will be using both here! )