I've always liked the look of dipped pine cones and wondered what lotus pods would look like dipped in paint. I had some left over green paint from a painted dresser project and thought it would be a perfect color to try. Lotus pods can be found at craft stores like Hobby Lobby and Michael's but the packages at Hobby Lobby are bigger (5 vs.3 at Michael's)....and if you're lucky, you can catch them on sale. They come with a handy dandy piece of heavy duty floral wire creating 'stems'.....which makes the pods easy to handle.
This color is Asparagus from Valspar at Lowe's. Isn't it the perfect green??
Luckily, the pods fit right in the mouth of the quart can. Completely submerge the pod and let the excess drip off. It's
kind of really messy...I did this outside. Little bubbles formed in the holes, I made sure to pop them before it started drying.
They did not take very long to dry, I used them a couple of hours later. I poked the wire right in the ground and let them dry. Doesn't it look cool? It still looks natural, just amped up a bit.
I had the perfect ribbon in mind to use with the pods and went about making a fall wreath.
I used all five of them and offset the big ones with the little ones on the right
I just love how the the green looks with the warm fall colors! The lotus pods create quite the focal point and even more so painted green! If you like the looks of this wreath, it's available in my shop. Click HERE
Have you ever tried dipping pinecones, or better yet, lotus pods? What color did you choose?