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Pinecones: they last forever, they’re interesting to look at and they signal the season where evergreens reign supreme. Throw a couple of pinecones on a coffee table or mantle and you could call it wintertime decorating success. Orrrrr you could always take things further with these ideas…

Pinecone Wreaths

 Construct this wreath with rolled up book pages and an assortment of pinecones for a result that gives off a wintery welcoming vibe without the usual pine needle shedding.

pinecone garland

Wintertime is garland time, right? Make your own with pinecones laying about outside and whatever spray paint and string you like.

pinecone yarn

Here’s a project that requires no special crafting supplies or skills — perfect to share with children. Bold, chunky yarns work well, but why not try different textures and color patterns? A batch of these bundled together in a ceramic or glass container could be an eye-catching display or dinner table centerpiece.

pinecone card holders

Follow this straightforward guide to incorporating Mother Nature into your wedding reception tables. (If ever you needed an excuse to incorporate a hacksaw into your crafting plans, let it be this.)

Painted Pinecones

Dab at pinecone spires with bright paints to create simple decorative pieces to scatter about public spaces. Grace Tran shows how to use a toothbrush and angled paintbrush to keep your paint job neat and uniform with this how-to guide.

Potted Pinecones

Why not make mini “pine trees” out of pinecones?  With rustic pots and muted mossy “grass,” this clever coffee table grouping keeps things classy, but there’s room to be as bold and cheeky as you want. Playing with size could be fun too — imagine an even smaller “pine tree” in a tiny flower pot or a whole forest of these beauties!

Did any of these crafts leave you pining over pinecones? Let us know all about your pinecone fever!

One Response

  1. nancy garofano says:

    I am going to do a project with pome cones with my grand kids.

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