Last month I was browsing my local thrift store when I uncovered a gem – a huge shopping bag overflowing with big, sturdy pinecones. I picked it up thinking “I can always think of something to do with pinecones around the holiday!”
While that’s true, it turns out it was hard to come up with enough ideas to use up 100 pine cones on my own. So I hit Pinterest and the blogosphere in search of great ideas – and found plenty I can’t wait to try:
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If you’re using pinecones you found outside, here’s a tip from Suzanne at BeBehBlog:
“First, bake the pinecones in the oven at 250 for 20 minutes to kill the spiders/bugs/nasty fungus stuff that might be living in them. Because nothing ruins the charming fall decor at your dinner party like poisonous spider bites as parting gifts for your guests.”
Yikes! Good tip, Suzanne! Now go forth and use those pinecones – hopefully critter-free!