Invite nature indoors for the holidays with our easy-to-make ornaments and tabletop accessories.
Photos by Susan Gentry McWhinney
Give a plain window a new outlook with a simple pinecone valance.
Here's how: Trim desired ribbons in random lengths (we alternated shorter lengths of organza with longer taffeta pieces). With a thumbtack, press one end of each ribbon into the base of each pinecone. Conceal the tack by gluing two or three tiny glass ornaments around it. Suspend the ribbons—spacing them equal intervals apart—from the inside of the window frame with artist tape or thumbtacks.