love gathering pine cones to use in decorating inside and outside. Tip: if you use pine cones indoors, be sure to wash them or spray them should some little buggies like to hide there. You can spray paint them or just use a clear coat or anything else to fit your decor. Sometimes I add glitter or fake snow. You can bake them at a low temp in the over & sprinkle them with cinnamon or spices of your choice, such as cloves, nutmeg, etc. Whole nutmeg looks like an accorn so that's even better.