Can you believe it’s October? September just flew by. Fall is officially here. In my neck of the woods the temperature has fallen from this summer’s 90-100 degree temperatures to the 70s. It’s been gorgeous. There are even a few leaves starting to turn yellow on one of my oak trees in the front yard.
One of my favorite signals of the coming of Fall is when the stores start stocking cinnamon scented pine cones. Mmmm.
Pine cones are great. You can probably find them for free in your yard (or your neighbor’s yard). Or at the park. And they look beautiful as a part of Fall home décor.
If you can spare a few dollars though, the cinnamon scented ones are the best in my opinion. I bought a couple of bags of pine cones and plan to make a few projects with them.
In my perusing of Pinterest and other inspiring blogs, I found quite a few pine cones laying around.
Here are five simple ways to include pine cones in your Fall décor.
1. Vase filler
Decorating at its finest. Pour cones into a pretty vase and you’re done. Give yourself a gold star if you add mini white pumpkins and twigs.
|Tutorial at Shabby 2 Chic|
2. Pine cone wreaths
Incredibly simple and inexpensive to make. Here are two different styles and their respective tutorials. I would make one of these but my husband thinks our house is maxed out with two wreaths. (I might have to make a small one and sneak it in somewhere. They are just too dang cute!)
|Tutorial at Maya Made|
|Tutorial at Just a Girl|
3. Pine cone door décor
Pine cones, ribbon, and glue. Easy peasy and cutie patootie.
|Tutorial at Sweet Paul|
4. Pine cones as window box filler
Pine cones make a great stand-in for flowers in window boxes or flower pots during the cooler months of the year. They’ll look really great after a snow too!
5. Pine cone garland
This project is a classic from Twig and Thistle and I’m going to be making it this weekend, So adorable. The most difficult part of making this garland will be deciding where to put it!
|Tutorial at Twig and Thistle|
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