I have pine cones on the brain.
Over Labour Day weekend, with the help of my three-year-old niece, I gathered a whole sack full of those babies. I had recently come into contact with a budled set of 24 issues of Martha Stewart Living magazine. And my cottage is pine cone paradise. I couldn't NOT gather them.
And now I've got to think of something to do with them. I know it's a little early for this for many of you, but here in Canada, we're less than two weeks away from Thanksgiving. Then it will be Halloween. Then Christmas. You know how it is. This time of year always tends to fly by. So I've got to get on this!
I've thought of several ideas, but no matter what I come up with, I know the results are going to be crafty and twee. I'd like to bring a little sophistication to whatever I decide to do.
Have any of you done interesting things with pine cones before? Got any words of wisdom to offer?
In the meantime, here are some of the pincone projects I've found to be most inspiring as of late.
Doing something chic and simple, like the hanging decoration shown last (by Sweet Paul) would make sense, but I have a HUGE bag full of cones. Even if I used ever colour ribbon I have (including the ones emblazoned with the names of stores and charities), I'd still have pine cones left over.
And I want to make more than one thing.
And I'd like it to be creative.
Help me if you can, interwebs. You know how I love your input.