Pine Cone Garland from Jim Fairfax. This natural garland would be easy for little ones to make! Simply loop or tie twine around the middle of each pine cone and hang from the mantle! and maybe put paint or glitter on some
Garland with a Natural Touch Or use a string of pinecones (available at garden centers) to make an easy swag: Tie a big bow in the middle so you can center it perfectly over a doorway, then tack it up with nails. I love this natural look.
Like Flurries In a Snow Globe, Decor Placed Under Glass Looks Oh-So Magical
Instead of the classic Christmas tree skirt this year, why not place your Christmas tree in a basket or a metal pail? Not only is this a nice casual and rustic look, but it also doubles as a cover for the water bucket that your tree is sitting in.
Dress up a chandelier or hanging light fixture with white-tip pinecones hung with fishing line. Use fake snow or white paint to dust the tips for a wintery look. Instructions at Fresh Christmas Decorating Ideas
DIY ALERT: Dry orange slices by cutting the fruit and then baking them in a 200 degree oven for 3 hours to dry them out. Just flip the fruit slices every 30 minutes or so, in order for the fruit to dry evenly. Lemons and limes work great too!