As Fall turns to Winter and the Holidays are upon us, it is special and busy time of year. There is the rustle of falling leaves on the ground, the color of pumpkins and dried corn and the wondrous smell of pumpkin and apple pie in the kitchen! Then come the wafts of balsam and douglas fir, apple cider and the sound of the crackling fireplace. It is also a fun filled time of making things with harvest from the garden and the woods.
One of our families favorite projects is making ornaments from pine cones and acorns and colored leaves. There is a great many variations on the basic theme and from year to year they take on new appearance and personality. Along with the ornaments we make pomanders, and garlands from pinecones, acorns, leaves, cranberries and anything else we find that we like.
Please follow this link for a fun pinecone fairy tutorial to make with family or friends to enjoy this season.