Wednesday, December 10, 2014

DIY Scented Pinecone Garland

If it were up to me, I would have every single inch of my house covered in Christmas decorations. You know those people that have been on the news with obnoxiously bright and gaudy decorated yards? Yep, my dream. Seriously.

Someday my goal is to stop traffic while people gawk at our blazingly bright yard. Step inside, and you wouldn't know where to look first. Coming from apartment living for so long, we are woefully short on decorations in my opinion (although Jay probably disagrees.) 

I've been trying to be creative about how to get the most bang for my buck but still getting my house- and halls- as decked out as possible. 



I've always loved the smell of the cinnamon pinecones that they sell at the grocery and craft stores, but never really knew what I would do with them. Until now! This is seriously the easiest DIY I will probably ever show on the blog. 

All you need is a few bags of the scented pinecones and some twine or yarn. 

Tie around the pinecones, and voila! Instant garland, instant house smelling oh-so-good. I added some of the beaded garland we picked up at Hobby Lobby 50% off to give it a little more oomph. 

Another great idea to spruce this up even more? Add a little sparkle with spray glitter! I may do this next year after the smell is gone. 

What are your favorite easy or go-to DIYs for the holidays? Any good ideas for me to deck the house out even more?

***Edited photos are now up! Thanks for your patience and understanding.***

8 comments:

  1. Oh so smart!! I've always loved smelling those cinnamon pinecones, too, and like you, didn't know what to do with them. The garland turned out so great!!

    So sorry Juliet has the double whammy of cold and teething! Hope you both bounce back soon.

    Katie @ Cup of Tea

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    1. I saw it on Pinterest (where else?!) for regular pinecones. I saw the scented ones and figured it'd be even better. :)

      It was a trying morning to say the least. I feel terrible that I get frustrated with her, but it's just because I wish I could make her feel better.

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  2. Aww I wish I could come see your home, I am sure I would feel right at home. Rachel xo
    http://garaytreasures.wordpress.com

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    1. Aww thank you! :) We've been working really hard to get it the way we want. Jay's actually finally finishing up all the trim as I type!

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  3. Love the Pinecone Garland. Such a neat idea. It's beautiful!
    Della@Della Devoted
    delladevoted.blogspot.com

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    1. It's so easy too! Definitely less than a half hour and adds to a window that was definitely lacking.

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  4. Great idea! It looks wonderful and I'm sure it smells awesome!!!

    Tif
    www.brightonabudget.com

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    1. It smells great! For some reason Juliet is pretty much in love with it! haha She's constantly pointing it out to anyone that comes in the house and babbling about it.

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