I absolutely love pine cones! They are the perfect decor item...neutral on their own (unless you add paint or glitter to them), they are 100% natural, and they will last from year-to-year if you handle them carefully. They come in a variety of shapes and sizes, look great individually, but also work well grouped in a bowl or container. I don't think Mother Nature has blessed us with a more diverse and inexpensive decorating staple than the pine cone.
If you are not a "crafter DIY type", you can simply decorate with natural pine cones. However, with even a little bit of creativity, pine cones can be easily transformed into bird-feeders or many other creative masterpieces.
Here are 12 ideas to inspire you...one for each month of the year! (Hint: Click the title link to be taken to that project!)
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