Trail-running down the River Trail, snowshoeing in Wanoga, skiing towards Tumalo Falls, or hiking at Dillon Falls on any given day, you could pick up dozens of these pokey little Northwest mascots! Pine cones are sort of the state “seed” of Oregon. They are everywhere!
Prickly, abstract, and oh-so-symmetrical, each pine cone is like a nature’s sculpture, and forest is their sculptor!
Who hasn’t picked up one of these natural pieces of art and thought to themselves, “Now…what could I do with these?”
So, what better place than Central Oregon, and what better time of year than the holidays, to share with you five things you can do with pine cones?
So next time you see a lonely pine cone, pick it up and create one of these gorgeous, home decor masterpieces!
Ways to Decorate With Pine Cones
1. Make Pine Cone Christmas Trees.
This cute little pieces would look great on a mantel or as a table centerpiece, but are hearty enough to even put outside!
2. Decorate Your Door With Pine Cones.
Pine cones make for a pretty door piece that is relevant all winter long.
3. Make a Pine Cone Candle Holder.
For an art piece that’s truly Northwest-inspired, glue pine cones to a candle base and mix with a scene of antler shed and a crate.
4. Make Pine Cone Ornaments.
Paint your pine cones to match your decor, or flock them and sprinkle with glitter. Attach a hook or even tie a bow on top. The result is natural, sustainable, and beautiful Christmas tree ornaments.
5. Fill a Vase With Pine Cones.
What a beautiful display pine cones can make when put together in a vase. For extra impact, add some white lights and branches for an anything-but-ordinary Christmas display (picture courtesy of trendytree.com).
“Oh Christmas Tree?” Not here…In Central Oregon we sing the praises of “Oh Pine Cone!”