There are many ways to create beautiful crafts with pinecones and this season is a great time to collect them from the ground as they fall off the trees. If you’re not in an area where you can find and collect pinecones you can buy them from crafts stores and most pharmacy/convenience stores.
You can arrange pinecones around candles to make a beautiful display:
You can brighten up your pinecones by painting and glittering the tips with colors like white and silver to create a snowy effect. You can also use blue and silver to create an icy effect:
I have two new free Fall Facebook timeline covers. These covers are nature themed with seasonal Fall gourds and pumpkins. They are presized to fit the Facebook timeline dimensions.
They are shown slightly reduced in size here, to see them full size click on each one. To save them, hover your mouse over each cover, right-click and choose “save as” from the mini menu to save them to your hard drive. Once you have them saved, upload them to your Facebook timeline.
I have some more free nature themed Facebook timeline covers that show the beautiful sky and clouds. They are already presized to fit the Facebook timeline dimensions.
They are shown slightly reduced in size here. To see them full size, click on them. To save them, hover your mouse over each one, right-click and choose “save as” from the mini menu and save to your hard drive and upload them to your Facebook timeline.
A pretty and fragrant Fall decor idea is to make cinnamon stick bunches tied with colored curly ribbons. You can add further fragrance to these cute little cinnamon stick bunches by placing them in decorative seasonal display dishes with strong smelling spices like whole allspice, cloves, and nutmeg.
In the photo above I placed my cinnamon stick bunch in a Fall leaf shaped dish filled with whole allspice, cloves, hawthorn berries, and dried orange peel.
I have a tutorial video on how to make these cute little cinnamon stick bunches and how to curl the ribbon:
I have a new free Fall pumpkin Facebook timeline cover. It is already sized to fit the Facebook timeline dimensions.
It appears slightly reduced here, click on it to see it full size. To save it, hover your mouse over it, right-click and choose ‘save as’ from the mini menu and save it to your hard drive. Once you have it saved, all you need to do is upload it to your Facebook timeline.
We have been having a mix of sunny and stormy weather lately, lots of clouds and sunshine. I caught a beautiful sun shining through the clouds the other day. I created a color palette of all of these beautiful shades of blues and greens in this shot.
While we all know that lavender is fantastic in crafts like potpourri, soap, sachets, and bath products, it is also edible and is a great addition to many recipes. This wonderful aromatic herb has a distinct flavor and should be used lightly because it is quite strong. It’s flavoring goes particularly well with recipes using ingredients like cream, milk, and sugar, so it makes a great addition to baking recipes.
Explore your creative side and satisfy your sweet tooth with these great dessert recipes using lavender.
*When buying lavender to use in recipes, make sure it is culinary lavender. The lavender that is sold to be used in crafts like potpourri and sachets is sometimes chemically treated, so make sure you are using lavender that is safe to eat.