Pinecone Christmas Trees..simplicity at its best!


I first shared this post over at the FOLK Magazine Blog.  If you are feeling overwhelmed with last minute Christmas decorating, this is one project that can be done in minutes with things you have on hand.  Or, maybe you are looking for a fun little project to keep those kids who are home on Christmas vacation occupied.  This one definitely fits the bill…my Pinecone Christmas Trees. 

Pinecone Christmas Trees from At The Picket Fence

 I find it interesting how complicated we can make the Holiday Season.  Year after year we pledge that NEXT year we will plan early, plan simply, enjoy this season that comes around but once a year.  Then the hustle and bustle sets in.  The activities, the parties, the trimmings, the shopping and we find ourselves out of breath, out of time and often, if truth be told, a little out of our minds.

We forget that the simplest things can often be the most beautiful.

Incorporating elements of nature; found on a walk through the woods hand in hand with those you love, children’s voices carrying on the chilly breeze.

Pulling out pieces of time worn history; those treasures past down from generation to generation. Worn into a patina by time and loving hands.

 Sometimes the most magnificent holiday trimmings are free and so simple they hardly need much thought at all.

 These sweet Pinecone Christmas Trees are a quick easy way to combine nature’s trimmings with much loved treasures.

 Whether you deck your halls to the fullest or prefer a more simple and rustic Christmas, consider bringing a little of nature’s greatest ornaments indoors as a reminder to slow down, simplify and savor this Season!


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  1. I love the contrast of the natural pinecones, vintage containers, and sparkly stars! Nice last minute, easy project. Would be great on a Christmas dining table! Thanks for sharing! Wishing you both a blessed Christmas with your families!
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  2. I love this idea! Frugal and so pretty.


  3. NEVER have pine cone trees looked so elegant and beautiful!
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  4. What a simple and clever idea. Love the rusticness. (yes, that’s a word! ;)
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  5. What a great project and I love the simplicity of it. Absolutely beautiful.
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  6. Oh my stars… this is such a lovely, simple and elegant idea!!! I have given up the Christmas rat race… if I don’t like it or it is not my thing I don’t do it… no cookie baking, only spotlights outside… no 800 light on the tree…no big projects… not elaborate Christmas dinner… equals one very happy and sane Mommy!

    But I do have a lot of silver and a bag of pinecones to play with…

  7. I love this idea!! So pretty!

  8. Oooh, Heather, these are too sweet. I am doing Christmas “light” this year and am loving the simplicity of it all.

  9. So sweet and simple. Perfect for a tabletop setting. I love simple decor the best.
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  10. Hi, Heather

    I love the pine cones, I have so many I used into my Christmas decor. They are lovely


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  11. What a sweet idea with the pine cones. I am with you I always think I will be so far ahead of the game and then the night before Christmas comes and I am like…WHAT? I forgot WHAT?;>) Blessings-xo Diana

  12. Carol Reddin says:

    We’re in your home right now enjoying your beautiful pinecone trees and everything else “Christmas.” Christmas cookies, popcorn balls, music, late-night viewing of Christmas lights and lots of talking in the days ahead. Nothing could be better than being with family! Love you, Mom and Dad

  13. One of my favorite projects of the season — simple and beautiful! Thanks for sharing!
    xo Heidi

  14. You are right…”simplistic elegance”!!!…love them!

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