No one understands design as well as Mother Nature. Why not bring a little bit of Mother Nature’s beauty into your home this Christmas and save money at the same time by decorating with pine cones? Pine cones can be collected on a morning nature walk, giving you the opportunity to get outdoors and breathe in the cool morning air. Be sure to take along a bag to bring your pine cones home with you. Here are some ideas for Christmas decorating with pine cones:
Christmas decorating with pine cones: Use pine cones as a centerpiece
You can create a quick and easy centerpiece for your dining room table using pine cones and pine needle branches. Simply add a few pine cones to the center of a clean glass bowl. Surround the pine cones with fragrant pine needle branches until you create a pleasing arrangement. The weight of the pine cones should keep your pine needle branches in place. This makes a nice Christmas centerpiece for your dining room table.
Christmas decorating with pine cones: Turn a pine cone into a miniature Christmas tree
Glue a pine cone to a wooden block to serve as a base and help support the pine cone. Lightly apply a layer of thin craft glue to the pine cone and sprinkle with glitter. String red and green beads onto thin gauge craft wire and wrap it around the pine cone from tip to base. You can even buy miniature Christmas gifts from your craft store to place under your pine cone Christmas tree.
Christmas decorating with pine cones: Make a super simple pine cone Christmas ornament
To make a quick pine cone Christmas ornament, spray a pine cone with gold spray paint and allow it to dry thoroughly. Attach a pretty ribbon in a loop shape to the top of the base of the pine cone for hanging on the tree. You can decorate your spray painted pine cone with glitter, beads, and place a miniature Santa Claus or angel on your ornament.
Christmas decorating with pine cones: Fill a basket with pine cones
It’s simple but beautiful. Find a pretty basket from your local craft store and fill it with an arrangement of evergreen branches and pine cones You can even add a touch of holiday scent to your pine cones to make them smell even sweeter. Tie a big red ribbon on the basket and you have a beautiful holiday arrangement.
Christmas decorating with pine cones: Use pine cones as Christmas potpourri
Spray paint your pine cones with red, green, and gold spray paint and place them in a clear glass bowl along with pretty potpourri. Add a few drops of essential oil in a Christmas themed scent such as cinnamon or bayberry. Place these bowls around your house to keep your house smelling fresh and festive.
Christmas decorating with pine cones: Decorate corks for your wine and vinegar bottles with pine cones
Glue the base of a pine cone to the cork of a wine or vinegar bottle to add a decorative touch to the holiday table. You can spray paint the pine cone gold before gluing to add even more of a festive note.
As you can see Christmas decorating can be made simple and inexpensive by creating unique pieces out of beautiful pine cones. Why not try a few of these ideas in your own home this Christmas?