Have you started decorating for Fall yet? I sure have! I'm kind of obsessed with Seasonal Decor. Some might even say I over decorate. I can't help it! A festive home is a cozy home!
I was picking out some Fall decorations from Jo-Ann's recently and I was sure that I would find myself a batch o'Pinecones to put in some glass bowls around my living room but to no avail! They were already sold out! Then I though, why not just fetch my own from nature! Crazy, right? So I read this helpful tutorial and got to work!
Alex and I took a walk around the neighborhood and filled up a bag with happy Pinecones. When we got home I shook them out over the trash one at a time and popped them on an old baking sheet. I baked them at 200 degrees for 20 minutes then popped them in a fresh bag and gave them a good shake to get all the remaining dirt off.
Alex sprinkled them with cinnamon and nutmeg before we baked them so the house smelled like a delicious, spicy campfire when we took them out. He didn't know I was gonna spray seal them (: After they were baked and bug free I took them outside and gave them a few light coats of clear spray sealant.
I flipped them over and made sure to seal their little bottoms too.
I let the Pinecones dry for a few hours then brought them inside and used them to fill up a bunch of glass bowls and containers around my living room.
I even added some cute LED lights to one of the larger fishbowls.
I am aware that a bag of Pinecones costs around $3, not exactly an investment, but this way was freee! Plus Alex and I like to do stuff the old fashion way whenever possible. And the Pinecones in the oven with Cinnamon smelled pretty darn amazing. It's a perfect way to start out the Fall season. I think I'll be fetching my own Pinecones from here on out! It's just so easy and nearly instant gratification, shake and bake decor!
Give it a try if DIY decorations are your thing, they're totally mine. You won't be disappointed!
Thanks for reading!
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