Pinecones appear seemingly everywhere at our feet this time of year and yet we hardly notice them. Here are some creative and easy ways to bring nature home for the holidays.
1.Pinecone Fireplace Decorations
Brawny sugar pinecone swags anchor a mixed-cone garland above the fireplace. Make it yourself with a variable-speed drill and braided picture-hanger wire. Place inverted cones in urns to create quick-and-easy pinecone topiaries.
2.Pinecone Snap Ornament
Create a snow globe-inspired ornament with a simple plastic snap together sphere filled with pinecones and evergreen boughs gathered from your yard.
3.Snowy Pinecone Candle Jars
Light up your mantel or front porch with these easy Mason jar votives—all you need is a jar of snow texture paint, lace, twine, Epsom salt, and pinecones, natch.
4.Glitter & Snow Pinecones
Assemble a few of these easy-to-make glittery pinecones in a bowl on an end table for a glamorous holiday decoration.
5.Glass Cloche Pinecones
A few light spritzes of fake snow turn these backyard finds into frosty works of art. When they’re perched underneath glass cloches misted with the same icy spray, the entire scene resembles an ultra-refined snow globe.
6.Pinecone Gift Wrap
Enhance wrapped gifts with pinecones and other natural elements — such as cinnamon sticks and winterberries — that are wired in place with gift tags onto velvet ribbon.
7.Edible Chocolate Pinecone Centerpiece
Not only are these edible no-bake pinecones,made from dry cereal and a peanut butter micture,a fun snak for kids,they also make for a surprisingly elegant dinner table display.
Need a centerpiece that takes less than five minutes to make? Just place pine cones in a large bowl and place a hurricane vase holding a candle in the middle.
9.Pinecone Door Decoration
Welcome guests with a dramatic swag of flocked sugar pinecones and lichen-covered twigs accented with incense cedar and other holiday greens, some right from the yard.
10.Gilded Pinecone Place Card
Dress your holiday table and establish your seating plan with place cards attached to gilded pinecones. Here, this take-home gift for guests is nestled among kumquats and a sprig of boxwood set in a shallow dish.