Large pinecone craft ideas?

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We have about 30 plus large pinecones that my Aunt brought us back from Alabama and I need to do something with them! They are from 6 to 9" tall. Any craft ideas would be appreciated!!
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  • Mickey Baron Mickey Baron on Jan 11, 2016
    I'm saving ALL sizes, in preparation for our 2016 Christmas tree. I'll be screwing 3/4in. cup hooks, into the top of ea. cone, & tying a plaid ribbon around ea. to hang from the tree. Using ALL natural materials & decorations. Twine & burlap for draping, etc etc. We did this once when our son was young & it turned out gorgeous. Even strung real popcorn.
    • Cindy Carley Cindy Carley on Jan 11, 2016
      @Mickey B. & Boo Boo Great idea, will need to start making them so that they'll be ready for next Christmas. Thanks for the ideas!!
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Jan 11, 2016
    There are numerous post on pine cones. Wreaths,trees,potpourri,etc. Just make sure you bake them first to rid of any insects that may be hiding.(If you haven't already)
  • Darla Darla on Jan 11, 2016
    They're nice as a door hanging decorated and hung from ribbons. Also, perfect tiny Christmas trees. or packed with peanut butter and bird seed hanging outside as a bird feeder. If they are stable enough, they would make very interesting candle holders.
    • Cindy Carley Cindy Carley on Jan 11, 2016
      @Darla We did the "bird seed hangings" one year with our 5 granddaughter's. They all had a "blast" doing that, though rather messy!! But, the birds thanked us for sure!! :) I will be checking out the other sights that all have recommended and I'm sure that I can do something with them, just didn't want to throw them away!!
  • Lynn Reed Lynn Reed on Apr 12, 2016
    Set in garbage bags and in your FREEZER for a couple weeks will give insects the cold shoulder and know they are not invite to your parties/homes
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