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Pinecones grow in a variety of shapes and sizes. Their abundance and beauty make them ideal for fall and winter decorating projects. So gather a basket of pinecones and let them ignite your creative spark.
Pinecones on a fireplace mantle are a simple and elegant way to make your home feel warm and cozy. Start by draping a natural garland across the length of your mantle. Next, lay the pinecones on top of the garland, alternating setting them upright and on their sides. Finish by nestling fresh apples between the pinecones to create a stunning and whimsical display.
A fresh coat of color enhances the subtle charm of pinecones. Fill a wooden dish with pinecones painted to show off their texture in a display.
A vibrant basket arrangement of pinecones, evergreen, and berry springs looks stunning on a living room table. To create this arrangement, gather evergreen and leafy branches. In a shallow basket, hot-glue a block of floral foam to the bottom. Position sprigs of branches to create a bursting shape. Complete this festive look by fastening pinecones to wire or wooden sticks and inserting them in and around the focal area.
Pinecones look fashionable in the most unexpected areas! Playfully scatter pinecones in an ice bowl amid wine bottles to create a jovial presence.
Accessorizing with pinecones is as simple as placing a few specimens on your mantel or coffee table. But pinecones can also be showcased in these handsome projects. Here, handmade pinecone trees flank the fireplace, making the traditional space feel more cozy.
See the next slide for instruction to make the pinecone trees.
Make your own indoor forest with a few simple objects. Start with a wire frame and lots of pinecones. Working from the top of the frame, wedge dampened cones from white pine (moisture causes them to partially close) into the frame. Secure with dabs of hot glue. As the cones dry, they will open fully and interlock. Stand the pinecone tree in a gravel-filled planter.
Larger pinecones make a statement on their own. Place the oversized cones in small terra-cotta pots, varying height and texture. If need be, secure the pinecone with hot glue. The pinecone in the foreground is more tightly shut, while the cone in the background is fully open.
Smaller pinecones can be used as ground cover for a potted plant. Simply arrange the miniatures around the plant's base. You can also fill a decorative bowl with the tiny cones. Add your favorite fall potpourri or a few miniature Christmas ornaments during the holiday season.
Small sprays of pine make great filler for clear ornaments. This simple project looks great in both fall and winter. You can display the ornaments in a vase or hang them on a tree.
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