Keep busy this holiday season with pinecone projects for all ages. Searching for pinecones is a great outdoor family activity.
Create wonderful bird feeders, and watch the wildlife enjoy a treat. Tie some twine to the top of your pinecone and roll the pinecone in peanut butter or apply the peanut butter with a knife. Once a good amount is applied, dip and press the cone into birdseed. Hang the pinecone from a tree branch, and watch the magic begin.
Make a colorful, decorative centerpiece. Gather various types and sizes of pinecones, and spray paint/hand paint them with fun holiday colors. Add them to a clear glass vase or low bowl, and set on a table for fun holiday décor. Tip: To make the color pop, paint your pinecone white before applying additional colors.
Design ornaments for gifting. Head to your local craft store for an assortment of ribbons. Create a long enough loop, tie a bow and hot glue the bow to the bottom of the pinecone. Hang it in a tree for decoration. Tip: Choose thinner ribbons that are easy to work with and that compare to the size of the pinecone. These also make great holiday gifts.