I don’t know about you, but fall really snuck up on me this year. I love everything about this season, so of course, I love changing out the decorations around my house. It’s tempting to buy new decor every season, but it’s not always in the budget. Plus, I like finding new and creative ways to use what I have on hand to spruce up my space. Speaking of, let’s take a look at some cute and clever ideas for decorating with pinecones.
I absolutely adore using topiaries in my decor. They are so versatile! Not only that but depending on how you dress them up, topiaries can be a centerpiece or filler in the background. I’ve seen similar topiaries to the one pictured above sell for upwards of $20! And of course, you can’t just get one. That’s a whole lot of money to drop on just a few pieces of decor. Good thing you can make your own for super cheap.
Start out with some regular old square plastic flower pots. Then, measure and cut sticks down to size and glue them around the pot. Next, take a long stick and attach a styrofoam ball to one end, gluing it in place. Take some more foam and place it in the pot before placing the other end of the stick inside. Glue on pinecones as well as dried moss and whatever else you want. Make a few different topiaries in different heights and use them around the house for some easy fall accent pieces!
Pinecone Floral Wreath
Not quite ready to let go of the bright summer flowers? Check out this pinecone floral wreath! Start by painting just the bottoms of your pinecones. Once dry, paint a small yellow dot in the middle to give it a floral look. Next, thin out the middle and top of the pinecone so it fits in between the wires of your wreath form. From there, all you have to do is place your pinecone flowers wherever you want and fill in with some greenery to complete the look.
Cinnamon Pinecone Centerpiece
I love this idea! Not only are you getting a cute centerpiece, but some potpourri as well. This DIY is about as easy as they come – and I’m not complaining! Place your pinecones in a large ziplock bag and add a few drops of cinnamon essential oil. Shake it up and let the pinecones sit for a bit to absorb the oil.
Then, using a spray adhesive or Mod Podge, cover your pinecones, and sprinkle on cinnamon powder. Shake off the excess and place the pinecones in a bowl along with a strand of fairy lights. It’s as easy as that!