What's Ur Home Story pinecone before

Faux Gilded Pinecones

At What's Ur Home Story, Vidya has a great way to dress up pine cones for Christmas decor.  If you have a yard with pine trees or live near a park or nature preserve that has them, then pine cones will be free and plentiful at this time of year.
Serendipity Refined ornament before

Free Christmas Tree Ornaments

It never ceases to amaze me what kinds of trash can be turned into treasures by imaginative people.  Take Kimberly, from Seredipity Refined, for example.  After a recent windstorm, she saw sticks and twigs scattered on the ground in her neighborhood, and thought, "These would make great Christmas tree ornaments!"