Decorating with horse chestnuts

Paint your own conkers

It's the time of year when leaves start to turn yellow, plums take on a bluish hue, and pumpkins look resplendent in variations of orange and yellow. Autumn has arrived, welcoming us with its array of stunning colours. Now's also the time to make seasonal decorations for your home – take these painted conkers, for example! The opaque ink in the gloss paint markers is perfect for creating an attractive seasonal display of nuts, conkers and even pumpkins and other gourds. From the range of nib sizes available, we chose the super-fine tip to paint the delicate patterns on our conkers. Light colours and metallic shades show up particularly well on these nut-like seeds, but there are plenty of other vibrant colours in the range.

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  • A selection of conkers

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