For the third instalment of Start Now and Be Ready for Christmas, I've got some pinecones for you. There's something just lovely about bringing nature into the home at Christmas, and pinecones are relatively easy to find -- most craft shops sell them by the sack-load. But perhaps these ideas will inspire you to start early, and have time to collect your own this year.
1. Pinecone Wreath
2. Pinecone Centrepiece
Old candlestick-holders, pinecones, and a glittery star or two, and you've got a little Christmas sparkle for the table. I love that the pinecones are so compact, so if your Christmas feast consists of dozens of dishes, they will squeeze in nicely between the turkey platter and the brussel sprouts.
3. Pinecone Gift-Wrap
4. Pinecone Garland
5. Pinecone Christmas Cake
6. Pinecone Tree
(Start Now and Be Ready for Christmas is inspired by a series over at The Fable of the Table)