Place dry pine cones on a foil-covered baking sheet in a single layer. Bake in a pre-heated oven at 200 degrees for about minutes. Spray them with a little acrylic sealer to give them a little sheen and to give strength since pine cones are fragile.
Dipping Pine Cones in Paint for a Custom Look- Twist the pointed end of a bamboo skewer into the end of a pinecone. The paint mixture is 3 parts paint and 2 parts water. Dunk the pine cone into the paint and then set on wax paper to dry.