Pretty red pine cones...something new to do with all the pine cones in the yard! If you soak them in i gal. hot water with a 1 oz. bottle of red food coloring, then allow them to dry on paper towels on cardboard, they will have a stained look...much softer and prettier than the painted ones! And it goes so much faster.
Craft Idea: Natural Aromatic Christmas Tree ... It incorporates acorns, pine cones, cinnamon sticks, star anise, and whole cloves ... A cone made out of floral foam is used as the base ... The natural aromatics are added using floral wire and pins ... The aroma of the spices will fade over time, but can be freshened back up by carefully dropping essential oils onto the tree. I love this idea!