Remember those golden pinecone place card holders we made last month? Remember me asking you to hold onto them? Here’s why folks – they look great on christmas trees!
I was going to make proper ornaments with a ribbon and all that jazz, but this year we got a balsam fir for the first time, and the branches weren’t just begging for ornaments to be hung on them, but to be nestled in them.
Now I should clarify for those of you who follow along on instagram that these photos were taken prior to the big crash. No, it wasn’t Lucy’s fault, but rather that of a weak tree stand. We didn’t figure this out until 40 or so minutes of struggling to get the tree back in the old stand. With 20 minutes left until store closing time, the mister rushed out to grab a new one while I cleaned up the rest of the spilled water and ornaments, and stripped down the tree down so we could start all over again. While a bunch of baubles and other ornaments were scattered all over the floor, guess what mostly stayed on? You got it – the pinecones!
To add golden (spray painted) pinecones to your christmas tree, simply separate a couple branches from each other and nestle the pinecone in between, about a 1/3 of the way down. Place the pinecones throughout the tree, particularly on dense boughs. Sit back and enjoy your natural glam christmas tree!