Let’s talk about decorating with pinecones at Christmas. It would be almost impossible to decorate our home for Christmas if it weren’t for these funny little conical naturals! They are often behind the decorating scene helping to create Christmas magic. Let’s decorate with lots of pinecones this year!
Decorating with pinecones is probably the easiest, no-brainer way to go during the holidays!
I’ve collected pinecones for years! And honestly, they are the workhorse of so many of my arrangements and other Christmas decorations!
Pinecones come in all shapes and sizes! So you can find the perfect pinecone to decorate with.
Here are 6 ways to work glorious pinecones into your Christmas decor too!
USE PINECONES TO FILL THE BOTTOM OF AN ARRANGEMENT
Instead of filling up the bottom of an arrangement with precious decorations like greens, ornaments, or other embellishments why not use pinecones.
They take up lots of space! Just put pretty things on top of them! I use this tip for so many things I arrange!
I keep a big stash of pinecones that are not so perfect to use in the bottom of arrangements.
Isn’t this a cute and sassy Christmas arrangement?
Guess what I used to fill up some of the space between the bowl and the greens!
Here are some of the instructions for this stackable arrangement…
To see this sassy and pretty STACKABLE CHRISTMAS ARRANGEMENT GO HERE.
A CHRISTMAS TREE AND DECORATING WITH PINECONES
Pinecones and Christmas trees are a true match! Actually, that’s where we get pinecones from. So why not offer them back to your tree and use them instead of some ornaments.
Again they can fill up a lot of the tree!
Use different pinecones and turn some of them so their bottoms face out.
So pretty, right?
Pinecones are cheap or free and so pretty! What could be better than cheap or free and pretty!
Use them in your tree!
USE THEM WITH GREENS
I just need to say it again, greens and pinecones are a fabulous pair. So combine them liberally!
I love to use snippets of greens (mostly faux) with pinecones.
The pinecones in the white ceramic basket above are scented! It is so easy to scent pinecones to smell like Christmas. So so easy! See HOW TO MAKE SCENTED PINECONES.
Put a candle in a pretty shallow bowl and arrange greens and pinecones around it! An instant centerpiece for a table!
It’s just so easy to use greens and pinecones to make something Christmassy!
ADD THEM TO A CHRISTMAS TABLE
I love to create a pretty Christmas table! And scattering pinecones across a table makes it look so festive.
One of my favorite things to do is to add one very pretty pinecone to each place setting! The tablescape above has a woodland theme and pinecones work so well with a tablescape like this one.
See this A TARTAN TABLESCAPE HERE.
And see how pretty Christmas greens look with little frosty pinecones in this tablescape you can see HERE.
Other ideas for using pinecones on a table…
- scatter pinecones down the center of the table
- put the prettiest pinecone on a napkin on a plate at each place setting
- fill three shallow bowls with pinecones and greens and use them as a centerpiece
- prop a name card up on a pinecone at each place
- group candlesticks on the table and top a few with pinecones
USE PINECONES AS THE STAR OF YOUR CHRISTMAS ARRANGEMENT
Pinecones can also be the star of a Christmas arrangement! They don’t always need to work in a supportive way!
Fill a basket or bowl with the prettiest pinecones and a couple of other embellishments and voila, a gorgeous arrangement!
PUT PINECONES IN A WREATH
I love the look of pinecones on a wreath! Again, they are such great fillers!
Here’s a little trick. Pinecones are dark and they can look a bit dark on a wreath. So add something light colored to the wreath too like white berries, or white stars or big silver jingle bells.
Or use snow covered pinecones!
I used a wreath with pinecones as a centerpiece on my kitchen table. So pretty, right?
See how easy it is to turn a WREATH INTO A PRETTY CENTERPIECE HERE.
PINECONES MAKE GREAT “FILLER” TO ADD TO DECOR
When you just need “something a little more” in your Christmas decor think about adding pinecones! They are so wonderfully textural and go with any decor!
You can see why pinecones are my go-to filler!
How do you use pinecones?