In a previous post, I gave instructions for treating freshly gathered pine cones. Treating them is crucial to kill bugs, clean the pine cones and deal with the sap. After you do all that work, you can leave the pine cones in a basket for a decorative look or you can do some other crafts. Pine cone lend themselves to some fun ideas based on their shape. Here are some from around the web that can make adorable ornaments for Christmas
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Here is another way to turn pine cones into ornaments. This craft uses pipe cleaners, pom-poms and googly eyes!
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This is a very elegant pine cone craft from Good Housekeeping. There aren't detailed instructions, but the idea is to either paint a pine cone or leave it unpainted and then string it up with a pretty bead and hang. Pine cones look elegant painted white or silver and really stand out on a Christmas tree.