Create an autumn centerpiece or snowy winter tree using pine cones. These cones, which are plentiful during autumn and winter, can also be used to make sparkly art objects to display anytime.
To make a centerpiece, purchase a foam craft ring and a candle holder that fits inside it. Glue pine cones and silk autumn leaves to the ring, and add a second layer of cones and leaves until the ring is no longer visible. Place a pillar candle in the candle holder, and place the ring and candle in the center of the table.
Make a winter tree by gluing pine cones to a large foam cone until it is covered. Brush random spots on the dried tree with white paint to simulate snow.
Another easy option is to brush pine cones with glue and dust them with glitter. Alternatively, spray the cones with metallic paint, and display them in a bowl.