Some know it as "cone", but in the familiar language it is better known as "pine cone". Symbol of autumn, winter and Christmas, it enters our homes from the first day of autumn.
The cones make a pretty decoration that is very durable and long lasting. Garland, ornament for the Christmas tree, to decorate the centerpiece, plates or to create characters, crowns, hangers and others, it is a natural object is easy to handle that is likely to several transformations. Plus, it will not cost you anything at all! We invite you to discover our selection of over 50 ideas how to integrate the pine cone into your home decor. Let's start by answering the question: what is the pine cone actually?
Pine cones can be transformed into characters: a spider
Have you ever thought about why we see green, brown, big or small pine apples? This is because the female cones are all a year apart. They are of different age. The youngest are logically the youngest. Those who are of medium height and slightly larger are called "cones of the 2 th year. " Finally, the largest cones, which are also the lowest on the branch, are the oldest (cones of 3 th year). In fact, the reproduction of pine is quite complex. The female cones pass through 3 stages of maturation which extend over two whole years. On their side, the male cones are smaller and much more ephemeral. They occur every year and live only a few weeks.
Female and male pine cones
The pine cone is not a fruit in the botanical sense of the word. The fruit is the result of the transformation of the female organ of the flower, called the carpel. The pine does not form flowers, but male and female cones. Males, more modest, produce only pollen whereas females are formed of scales. On its surface, each shell bears two large, bare ova. Females and males grow on different branches. The lower branches are inhabited by males while the females are on the upper branches. This is a position for fertilization. Often this fertilization is normally done by another tree because the pollen rises with difficulty towards the female cones. They stay on the tree for at least three years. So the pine nuts that tend to be picked up are mostly females. When we speak of "pinecone", we designate the female cone. He is bigger, strong and resistant.
Crown decorated with pine cones
Pine cones are used in different and inventive ways: to decorate, some species serve as an indicator of hygrometry or to start a fire (when they are dry and open).
Cones painted in pink, blue and green
After this little botanical detour, we let you discover our gallery to find inspiration. The pine cone is a natural decorative element that will bring a touch of warmth into your home. It will also allow you to spend a creative and fun time with your children. A simple decoration that requires only a little time and a lot of creativity. To make it simple, you can make pretty suspensions using ribbons or strings. To please your children, why not make some funny characters as in the example below? Have fun and invite the nature at your house ! Good visit !
The pine cone is easy to handle and susceptible to several transformations
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Decoration with different colored buttons
Decoration with small pieces of fabric
Pine cones hanging with ribbon, idea of Be a Fun Mum
Funny characters difficult to identify
Idea of Mami Talks
Autumnal decoration with pine cones and pears
Idea decoration of plate in a spirit of winter
Decoration idea for lovers of minimalist design
Original gift decoration idea
Entrance door with splendid decoration
Original idea of suspension