There are plenty of smaller ones from, what I believe are, Afghan pines. They are smaller and these are the ones I used the zinnias.
Zinnias are one of my favorite flowers to grow then bring into the house all summer long.
I also love pine cones. I ran across a photo of pine cones painted up as zinnias and I loved them. It also seemed an easy enough craft for me to handle.
The color spectrum is so wide. You can keep the color scheme true to flower colors or create your own color scheme; I like the multi-colored scheme; the same I have in my garden.
I chose to prime mine with white acrylic paint from the craft store.
I chose a variety of acrylic colors and gave each "flower" two coats of paint. With a little yellow and orange paint I gave each a little center. A day after I finished painting them I gave them a couple coats of a clear, acrylic spray to shine them up a bit and protect their color.
I stuck mine in a wide mouthed bowl and set them on the coffee table.
And now I have a bowl full of flowers that I don't have to water.