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Five Ways to Use a Pine Cone Tree in Your Home Décor

Make your home more festive this holiday season with beautiful pinecone trees! I’ve come up with a few simple and creative ways for you to use them in your home décor.

Balsam Hill's Morning Frost Tabletop Trees

Balsam Hill’s Morning Frost Tabletop Trees | Photo by Courtney of French Country Cottage

Tabletop Pinecone Forest

Bring the outdoors in with a tabletop pine cone forest (you’ll need around four large and three small pinecone trees for this project). Cover the pinecone trees in gold paint and glitter and place them in silver bowls. For a festive touch, place some silver ball ornaments around them and add a small tree topper like a gold star. I’m so sure this’ll be a big hit, especially during meal times!

Mantelpiece Pinecone Tree Displays

Turn your fireplace into a showstopper with some pine cone trees! Place two large pinecone trees on either side of the mantelpiece. Afterwards, hang an herb wreath above the fireplace and some pinecone garlands on the mantelpiece. Do all this and you’ll be all set for a cozy night around the fireplace.

Ornamental Pinecone Trees

Running out of ball ornaments for your artificial tree? Try turning small pine cone trees into ornaments. Paint them in traditional Fall colors like red and yellow and embellish them with some gold glitter and beads. Just use a hot glue gun to stick them with some ribbon and you’ll be hanging them in no time!

Thanksgiving Pinecone Tree Topiaries

If you’ve picked up any larger pine cones (like those from the Ponderosa pine tree), you can make some pine cone tree topiaries. Just place the pine cones in terra cotta pots and add some red berries as decorative accents. You’ll have some lovely pine cone tree topiaries, which you can put on display along the hallways or by the doors.

Halloween Pinecone Candy Trees

Add a unique twist to your Halloween décor by covering pine cone trees with some yummy candy. Use hot glue, stick candy corn and black licorice all over the pine cone trees. Trust me, you’ll definitely be fighting with the kids over this project!

Charming and natural, these pinecone trees look good as table centerpieces or as mantelpiece displays (why not try doing both?). I hope my ideas make your home look just as gorgeous not just during the holidays, but all throughout the year. Happy decorating!

About the Author
Inspired by my passion for the visual arts and my years of experience in the field of design, I enjoy a life of style and artistry. I am a devoted follower of minimalism and I believe in the marriage of form and function. I try to live by these principles, from my subtle but classic fashion sense when it comes to clothes and jewelry, to the various projects I manage and work on in my professional career Influenced by the refined grace of Coco Chanel, the timeless beauty of my favorite city, Stockholm, and the new ideas and trends I read from design books, I try to infuse my life with elegance and sophistication. Join me on Balsam Hill’s blog to get my tips and advice on home design and personal style.