Hello again, savvy savers! For this weeks Greener Living Post, I wanted to share with you a short list of ways that one can re-use pine cones around your home and yard!
- Consider making a wreath; a simple pine cone wreath can be a great way to decorate your home for the entire winter season.
- Make scented pine cones! Soak pine cones in a mixture of two cups filtered water with 20 drops of essential cinnamon oil, left to dry for two days, can create a wonderful smelling cone, for a fraction of the price of most retail shops!
- Help nature! Smear peanut butter on pine cones, sprinkle bird seed over the cones, and hang from trees in your yard as a treat for native non-migratory birds this winter!
- Use dry pine cones as fire starters for fire pits, grills, chimineas, and the like!
- Stack pine comes in a pyramid shape, to decorate flower boxes over the winter!
- Indoor decorations! Consider using glass jars filled with pine cones, both in their natural state or themed painted, as simple, natural decorations in your home.
- Ornaments! Re-use pine cones, spray painted and glittered, as inexpensive, natural holiday tree ornaments.
- Vase filler. Use pine cones, hidden in decorative vases, as dried flower stabilizers.
- Use pine cones in flower beds, spread as chunky mulch in beds with larger bushes and shrubs as a natural ground cover for the winter!
- Hanging cones! Consider hanging pine cones, from ribbon or string, from chandeliers, for a natural winter themed project!
So, there’s a few ideas for re-using pine cones this season! If you have other ways you use pine cones in your home or garden, please leave me a comment below!
Here’s to greener living,