The Joy Of Pine Cones

by naturalkidz on March 1, 2012

Natural Kidz blog contributor, Leah Singer, is a mother, wife, freelance writer, speech/ghostwriter, and blog strategist. When her daughter is asleep, Leah can be found blogging at Leah’s Thoughts about topics such as family, motherhood, traditions, cooking, writing, photography, and literature. She’s also an avid tweeter (@leahs_thoughts) and a self-proclaimed Facebook junkie. 

It was one of those beautiful San Diego fall/winter days, where the sun was shining brightly and the air was crisp, cool, and the wind blowing overhead. Sophie and I decided to enjoy the day by going on a hunt for pine cones. There are several towering pine trees lining our streets that lead to the neighborhood park. Armed with a large basket and camera, Sophie and I took off to find pine cones and have some fun enjoying nature.

While on our quest for cones, we found a big pile of crunchy fall leaves. Naturally, you can’t pass up a leaf-stomping opportunity. After we stomped, we got down to the serious business of finding pine cones.

I suppose you’re wondering what we did with all these pine cones? I saw this neat idea on Pinterest for using pine cones as easy home decor. So with our collection of cones and holiday ribbon, Sophie and I began stringing pine cones.

We hung them on our front door. I tied them in different lengths to a plastic hanger. Then attached the hanger to the already-existing nail on the door. Not bad for a Sunday adventure in pine cone hunting and DIY home decor!

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