Who doesn’t love holiday decorations that are cheap, easy to find, and are effortlessly incorporated with your year round décor staples? Embrace your Colorado mountain surroundings and make pinecones the centerpiece for your Thanksgiving or Christmas celebrations. You can purchase a bag of pinecones for a few bucks at Oriental Trader, Hobby Lobby, or even better, scavenge your neighborhood for free pine cones in need of a good home.
This tablescape is a simple, yet elegant, way to feature pinecones in a rustic holiday table setting. The orange leaves and pillar candles pop against the navy floral patterned tablecloth. Pinecones are stacked in the center of this clear glass jar with orange hydrangeas around the mouth of the jar for some added color. Tasteful white china and simple stemmed glassware tie this look together.
If you plan to feature burlap at your holiday soirée, making pinecone garland with hemp rope might be just the ticket to add organic texture to your décor. Often times there isn’t enough room on a buffet for a centerpiece. Draping pinecone garland around serving pieces and dishes saves valued space. (Click “Photo Credit” to see step-by-step instructions to construct this garland).
For a modern and contemporary way to integrate pinecones into your table settings, spray paint pinecones a festive metallic silver or gold. Set the pinecone upright on a rental napkin and insert a handwritten name card.