Pinecone Garland

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?

{ 13 comments… add one }
  • Latoya @The Scotts Crib November 29, 2011, 3:57 pm

    I love this, what an awesome idea!

  • Lisa November 29, 2011, 4:25 pm

    Such a simple great idea. And it looks fantastic!

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

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

  • Cinthya Travis November 29, 2011, 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

  • Joy December 3, 2011, 8:08 pm

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

  • Randi December 3, 2011, 8:55 pm

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

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

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

  • Eva Scott December 4, 2011, 7:40 pm

    Your mantle looks great!!

  • Sharon December 5, 2011, 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, 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, 3:06 pm

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

  • Denise Elizabeth Halvorson July 24, 2018, 8:25 pm

    I can see how your hands would hurt… try using something called an awl first. Also known as a hole starter. Maybe can find one at hardware store. It has a handle easier on the hands and lets you push the really pointy tip into something and gently twist a starter hole. Once you get the tip going, you can screw your eye hooks in much easier. Also, try using a rubber gripper (like the kind you open a soda or beer bottle top with) while working with eye hooks…Also helps.

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