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Before you rake these up this fall, see how to turn pine cones into gorgeous DIY décor

Spiky, hard, brown pine cones may not typically bring images of delicate, colorful flowers to mind, but today we're going to share a few simple ways to transform them into something surprisingly beautiful. So head out to your backyard and start gathering those pine cones!
1. Pine cone flowers
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Vanessa Valencia from A Fanciful Twist found her inspiration from pine cones she had planned to use for holiday decorations. I know I've been there. One minute, I have the grandest plans to create something glorious for the holidays.
Fast forward six months and I'm tossing embarrassingly dusty holly, garland and pine cones in the compost pile. Vanessa found a way around that problem by creating these glorious beauties with generous coatings of acrylic paint.
2. "Floral" pine cone magnets
These pine cones, featured by Michelle on The Painted Hinge, have a dual purpose: Not only are they about as adorable as you can get, but they're also magnets! So now you can display your kids' art using a little piece of your own art.
3. Pine cone basket "floral" arrangement
Samantha at This West Coast Mommy created an arrangement she promises looks a lot more complicated than it actually is. Check out how you can make this colorful bouquet with products from your local dollar store!
So as you gear up for the new season, try giving pine cones a fresh, new look. Let us know how it goes in the comments and please SHARE if you're as excited as we are about flipping pine cone décor on its head.
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Just don't make the same terrible mistake I did and step on any pine cones while gathering them in bare feet. It feels worse than stepping on Legos, and that says a whole lot.
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