Gilded Pinecones How-To In a ventilated area, line a surface with plastic and then paper. Secure a rod across an open cardboard box. Insert a screw eye into base of each pinecone. Attach a wire to each screw eye.
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.