If you’ve read my recent post about Front Porch Décor Ideas, then you know that I love incorporating natural elements into fall décor. It’s a simple yet festive way to decorate for fall on the go. Pinecones are a great choice—they’re classic, easy to work with, and make lovely displays. And if you’re looking for fall decorating ideas to change up the usual pinecone-on-green-foliage combination, read on! Here are some creative ways to breathe new life into your pinecones this fall season:
Pinecones in Jar
Filling pretty jars with pinecones is the simplest way to create a beautiful fall centerpiece. And the best thing about it is that you don’t have to spend a lot to achieve this rustic look.
If you plan to transition your pinecones from fall to winter decor, these snow-capped ones will do the trick. Use clear glitter or spritz faux snow on your pinecones, and display them under a cloche. You can also attach them to your chandelier for an elegant touch.
Pinecones with Lighting
Bring creative lighting to your home with some pinecones, tree limbs, foliage, and battery operated candles. This is also a great way to add a faux fireplace look to a room that doesn’t have one. This will be perfect for fall, and all the way to the holidays!
A rustic pinecone wreath is another lovely addition during the Christmas season, but would also make a perfect fall display. Create a bit of texture and warmth by adding in some battery-operated LED lights, a handful of twigs, and a few leaves. With these easy additions, you now have a beautiful wreath that you can turn into a warm and welcoming adornment for your door or window.
This DIY tutorial from Cottage in the Oaks shows how easy it is to make a garland out of pinecones. A pinecone garland is great when you want to add a rustic feel to your décor. The materials you need can easily be purchased at the local craft store or collected in your yard, local park, or neighborhood during walks!
A Quick Practical Tip:
If you are going to pick your own pinecones, make sure you de-bug them by baking in the oven for 45 minutes at 200 degrees. I made a rookie mistake this past week with acorns. I didn’t clean them before bringing them in the house, and then found maggots—yes, maggots—on my desk. Disgusting! But, lesson definitely learned. Check out these instructions on how to properly clean pinecones.
Change up your fall decor with these simple pinecone decorating ideas! For more fall home decor using natural items, check out our wheat centerpiece ideas!