pine cones

I love scented pine cones! Nothing makes your home smell more festive than spicy cinnamon pinecones. Keep reading because my featured blogger is sharing how to make your own.


3 Meadow Lake Cottage

She’s from Washington!  Like me.  Maybe she can just come over and save me from my confused decorating self.  I mean if she can decorate her house so cute with triplets…….then surely she’ll have time for me, right?I don’t know if it’s a Washington thing or not…….but she also uses drop cloths for drapes.  I love the ones I used for my outdoor room and I’m getting ready to replace my slider drapes with them.  Might even have to use them for my new slip covers a friend is going to help me with (she’s sewing, I’ll just be standing there)

Maybe while my friend is sewing my slipcovers, I’ll grab an old book and start rolling pages and make a wreath!  Isn’t that cute?  She posted this wreath made by D. Reynes.

I love it.  So original.

How to Make Scented Pinecones

She’s been getting her house ready for Fall.  I love the tutorial on how to make your own scented pine cones.  Why haven’t I thought of that before?  I just buy the over powering ones from Micheal’s.  She’s got the full tutorial on her site. 

If you like a coastal influence for decorating, then you’ll really enjoy her blog.

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Since 2007, Kim has been sharing tips and tutorials on how to live a creative life. Owner/Founder of Today's Creative Blog and where inspiration happens everyday! From the Pacific Northwest, Kim is a busy mom who adores her teen son, her middle aged husband and is constantly wiping the muddy paws of her adorable Labradoodle Maybelline. In her spare time, she teaches fitness classes and loves to decorate with thrift store bargains. You can also find Kim once a month on Portland's AMNW Morning show as their "creative expert". Life is more fun when it's creative!





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  1. says

    Ha Ha…:D I feel the same way …Its like you finish one space and move on to the next and by the time you’re kindof finished with that you feel that the first one needs some redoing and stuff and the cycle goes on and on!

  2. Sarah S. says

    I love the look of drop cloths for drapes. Do you think you could dye them to get more color in the room? The room I’m thinking of using them in already has walls the same color as the drop cloths. I’m afraid they’ll just blend in so much you won’t even see them. Lemme know what you think!

  3. Karyl White says

    Dropcloths for drapes?! Are you KIDDING me? That is SO clever!

    I keep learining all these great tips & tricks. & I love how you are genuine (the “I’ll just be standing there” comment)

    Love your bog!!!

  4. Christine says

    I love that wreath! It seems like I could even whip one up before Fall is over… thanks for the great ideas!

  5. Lynne says

    I wish I could just decorate and stop. But I cant. I must visit that site and see how to make the scented pinecones!! Thanks.

  6. EFY says

    The paper wreath is a win in my book. Fun and texture and looks easy. Got to go….A new blog to look over. :)


  7. Virginia says

    I love the way you put the beach theme items on today. I needed that! Thinking of how much I miss the beach now that the weather is getting colder. I will wave when we arrive in Portland (or thereabouts) for Thanksgiving at my sister’s house. :)

  8. says

    I love the wreath! I have been seeing a lot of newspaper and old books recycling projects on the web but this tops it all! FABULOUS!!

  9. Kelsea says

    I love the beach style. I just closed on my very first home and I am looking for decorating ideas. Which is why I love your blog! Thanks for sharing!!!

  10. says

    I thought I was the only one who thought the cinnamon pine cones @ Michael’s choke me to death (I still buy them though)..but sine I was in NC last week, I actually picked these HUGE pine cones out of my sis-in-laws parents’ yard…they are awesome and I can’t wait to spray them silver!

  11. Julianne says

    I need outdoor drapes and refuse to pay the price on PB…nor do I sew. I tried making drapes, not as easy as it seems. Great iea for drop cloth, can’t wait to try!

    Love to wreath too!

  12. says

    some really great crafty ideas, beautiful stuff. Im a beach person I love the beachy items and the wreath is so clever like it a lot. Great inspiring site, will come back often to see more!

  13. Ginny says

    I have my kids collect me pine cones outside every fall. It gets them outside & I have something free to decorate :)

  14. kanoelani says

    While searching for inspiring decorating ideas, I came upon your website. Love your blog and creative suggestions.