Is there anything more diverse during the festive months than the pine cone? IS there anything that is so capable of being used as decoration in every possible sphere? I think not! For the pine cone is a faithful occupier of
Christmas displays around the world every year! From Christmas trees to nativities and miniatures along with wreaths and garlands, the pine cone is present. But although we see pine cones everywhere, what can actually be done with them by way of pine cone decorations?
Ideas for Christmas decorations using Pine Cones
If you live near enough to a wood or forest that has an abundance of pine cones, and you have the time to go and collect them, clean them up and decorate them then that’s great. However, many people do not have the time and so have the option to buy ready made pine cone decorations. These decorations can include things like a long garland made of pine cones for your mantelpiece, or hanging ornaments for your Christmas tree that include other Christmas things and embellishments. You can create a wreath entirely out of pine cones if you can find enough in different shapes ready to fit the pattern! Once you have made the wreath, you can either leave it as its natural, rustic, woody effect, of you could spray paint it white or another colour and add brightly coloured Christmas picks.
Other Pine Cone Decorations and Christmas things
If you are getting married in December, another great idea for pine cones might be to create your wedding bouquet out of them. They are a wonderfully rustic item and it will not only make you stand out but will also cut your wedding costs down considerably! You could also make Christmas gifts for children out of pine cones by making them into little toys such as birds, angels or little Eskimos.
We associate certain shapes with Christmas time and Christmas things. Popular Christmas decorations come in these shapes, and one of the most popular of all is bell decorations (alongside star and angel decorations!). Christmas ultimately has religious roots and is a celebration of a fundamental part of Christianity – baby Jesus being born. Bells are used in churches to announce all kinds of things and call Christians to worship, so the roots of bells being related to Christmas no doubt have religious roots! Bells indicate a celebration of joy and as well as being popular at Christmas when family is emphasized, they are commonly used during weddings – it’s safe to say that if we see bell decorations adorning something, it’s usually to indicate a happy time.
Bells at Christmas
Bell decorations come in all manner of shapes, sizes and colours during the Christmas period. You can get 3D paper ornament bells, or you can get simple 2D bells that are one colour to hang on your tree. Conversely, there are many ceramic and more intricately decorated bell decorations for Christmas trees. Some have tassles, some have glitter, some have both! You can also get mini bells to hang on your Christmas tree or use as door knob decorations around the interior of your house. Many of the best Christmas lights now offer options where each light is bell shaped, so you can get a string of bell-shaped fairy lights with which to decorate your home or Christmas tree!
Ideas for Christmas bells
Christmas themes are popular with many people, as they find it easier to focus on one particular colour or idea when decorating than going all out with a bit of everything! Why not choose bell decorations as your Christmas theme this year? They are versatile, and you can get all kinds of Christmas things in bell shapes or themes. Bell decorations for the Christmas tree come in all kinds of things, from bell-shaped baubles to actual bells that are just very small! You can decorate garlands and centre pieces with them and hang them from your mantels and bookshelves to add a little bit of celebratory cheer.