|Lantern Decorated for Fall|
If you have a lantern or apothecary jar, you can make an arrangement with mini pumpkins and gourds as shown here. This looks great for Fall into Thanksgiving and works in a bowl or basket as well. For Christmas switch out the pumpkins and gourds for ornaments and greenery. This photo is from SAS Interiors where there is a great tutorial on repainting lamps to update the finish. Click here to learn how to make a decorative lantern for about $5.
|Mini Christmas Trees Made of Pine Cones|
I love these mini Christmas trees made from pine cones. You can put them in little pots on the mantle or wherever you want a little holiday cheer. Bigger pine cones look nice set on candlesticks on in pretty bowls. Here they make cardboard stars (cereal box cardboard would be a good weight) that you can paint and/or glitter. This could be a fun family project, painting stars, pots, and possibly pine cones.
|Pretty Pine Cone Wreath|
Did you find a really big pine cone? If you spray paint it silver it looks dramatic and chic hanging from a banister. The silver ribbon and a few berries shown here make this a beautiful decoration that doesn't have to cost much. These last two ideas I found at Good Housekeeping. Click here for more of their pine cone decor ideas. Here are the directions for the pretty pine cone wreath.
|Easy Pine Cone Decor|
I love the simple beauty of these pine cones hung in the window. It doesn't get much easier than that. It makes me want to get a cup of tea, put my feet up, and enjoy the view. I found this great idea at Room Service blog. I think you could hand pine cones like this from a chandelier or in front of a mirror for a beautiful effect also.
I've noticed that just about any holiday decor item looks a little better when you place a pine cone next to it. Somehow it adds just the right touch. Try it and see if you don't agree.
Click here to make easy scented pine cones to use in decor or to give as gifts. And keep looking for pine cones when you are out and about!