Every holiday season I pick a bag of cinnamon scented pine cones. I just love them and can’t seem to get enough of them. I love the way they fill my house with a spicy aroma of cinnamon reminiscent of holiday seasons past. As you can imagine, I’ve amassed quite the stockpile over the years. I always knew I wanted to use them, but wasn’t quite sure which direction I wanted to go. So in my closet they have sat.
Enter my newest love affair with anything rose gold. In the past I’ve always tended towards silver tones when decorating, but this year my eyes are only for gold, rose gold to be exact. I love that the color is softer than gold, but still rich in hue. Knowing I had this stockpile of pine cones to use, I decided to doll them up with some rose gold paint and use them this holiday season. Given that they are so versatile, I plan to use the for Thanksgiving, all the way through the new year. Some ideas for my rose gold pine cones include:
- Thanksgiving centerpiece of Fall decor
- Holiday garland for a tree or window dressing
- Holiday wreath for the front door
- Ornaments as gifts for friends and family
- Rustic touches for floral centerpieces
- And many more ideas!
Making the pine cones rose gold were easy. I picked up this rose gold paint from Michael’s, took them outside and game them a coat or two. Once they were dry I used an awl to make small holes in the top of the pine cones and then fastened screw eyes in to the holes so I had places to loop string through for the garland and ornaments.
To make a garland, I used wired ribbon to thread through each screw eye. The wired ribbon makes the ribbon easy to get through the whole and adds an elegant touch to the garland as well.
This is SO easy to do and a simple way to add an elegant statement to your holiday decor this year. It’s completely versatile and can be used year after year!
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