I love pine cones! They are beautiful, free (if you live any where near pine trees) and are great for decorating. Here's one idea I came up with to put pine cones to use for the holidays.
Pine Cone Garland Tutorial
Pine Cones, washed and dried
Step 1: Cut a long piece of string and wrap one end around a pine cone. Tie it off leaving a little tail at the end.
Step 2: Continue wrapping pine cones down the length of the string leaving even spaces in between. Tie a knot around each pine cone to hold them in place. When you get to the last pine cone, leave another little tail at the end.
Step 3: Grab your paint and beautify your pine cones. I used some gold metallic spray and it looks ama-zing on pine cones!
Step 4: Cut small strips of ribbon and tie them in bows or knots in between each pine cone on your garland.
Step 5: Hang your garland on your walls, hearth, or wherever you like. I tied little knots at each of the ends and stuck them with push pins to hang on the wall.
Happy decorating and Happy Holidays!