My mantel always sets the tone for the holiday or season. This Christmas is simple with a modern woodsy feel, so I wanted the garland to reflect that too.

You can’t get much simpler than pinecones. I’ve had these pinecones for 3 years and they still smell like cinnamon. I love that smell!

I used eye hooks (is that what they’re called)? And screwed them into the base of the pinecone.

Some were easier than others. My fingers really hurt right now. I think my thumbs have bruises on them.

Then I took some green ribbon and ran it through the eye hooks. I barely had enough ribbon to span the mantel (I need to buy more green ribbon to wrap the presents).

I think it is the perfect garland for the mantel and it smells so good when you walk by the fireplace.

Are you decorating for Christmas yet or do you wait until December 1?

Don’t forget to enter the $100 AmEx Gift Card courtesy of Apartment Guide. The giveaway closes Friday night.

I’m linking to these awesome blog parties:

DIY Under $5 at A Little Tispy
Strut Your Stuff at Somewhat Simple
Everybody’s Creative Endeavor Linky Party at Every Creative Endeavor
Friday Fun Finds at Kojo Designs
Christmas Link Party at Someday Crafts
Pity Party Linky Party at 30 Handmade Days
Sundae Scoop at I Heart Naptime
Making Monday Marvelous at C.R.A.F.T.
Motivate Me Monday at Keeping It Simple
Sunday Showcase Party at Under the Table and Dreaming
Trash to Treasure Tuesday at Sassy Sites
Topsy Turvy Tuesday at I’m Topsy Turvy
Christmas Garlands at Sassy Sites

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{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

Latoya @The Scotts Crib November 29, 2011 at 3:57 pm

I love this, what an awesome idea!

Lisa November 29, 2011 at 4:25 pm

Such a simple great idea. And it looks fantastic!

Alison B. November 29, 2011 at 4:35 pm

Love it! Super simple but definitely adds the right touch, think I might try this.

Cinthya Travis November 29, 2011 at 10:37 pm

I love you mantle. I started decorating last night but now I have mantle envy. My mantle consists of my old stuff that I normally have plus a few Christmas decorations. I could use a tip or two from you. I would love if you linked to my linky party at: http://eyehearttoday.blogspot.com/2011/11/anything-goes-at-eye-heart-3.html

amanda at every creative endeavor December 1, 2011 at 2:24 pm

Your mantel is so dang cute! I love the pine cones and glitter – and how you wrapped it all up! Thank you so much for linking up and sharing!!

Joy December 3, 2011 at 8:08 pm

Your mantle looks lovely! What a great idea to add the i hooks to the pine cones.

Randi December 3, 2011 at 8:55 pm

That looks so great … so simple and natural but just beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

Erin{LavenderandLemonDrops} December 4, 2011 at 1:04 am

Love your cute mantle! Great job on the pine cone garland :)

Eva Scott December 4, 2011 at 7:40 pm

Your mantle looks great!!

Sharon December 5, 2011 at 5:32 am

Oh my goodness! I absolutely love that garland and the overall look of your mantel. Simply elegant!

Sharon @ mrshinesclass

Maury @ Life on Mars December 6, 2011 at 3:05 pm

I LOVE IT! I love natural decorations, but pinecones are one of my favorite. So pretty. I’m a new follower! I hope you’ll follow me back!

Maury @ Life on Mars December 6, 2011 at 3:06 pm

Yeah… so an addendum to that last… I was already a follower!!! Ha!

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