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Chris H. Olsen shows us how to use pinecones as Christmas decor.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - You know growing up in Connecticut, Chris H. Olsen remembers winter time especially the holidays going out to his grandparent's yard and collecting lots and lots of Pinecones. 

They were even a little bit sticky but he always loved that because his hands always smelled a little bit like Pine Sap. What is great about pinecones is if you use them as your Christmas Decor they can last years and years and years. 

There are so many different ways to do it.  First of all, you can simply put them in a bowl. Or do what we have, they have them used as a garland. It’s a nice thick garland and when it comes to using garland such as the pinecones he loves how it drapes to the floor and cascades towards the fireplace. Very elegant. 

Then what really highlights the pinecones is the beautiful red silk ribbon. Its just gorgeous. It pops against the natural look of the pinecones. Also, you can do a pinecone wreath. You can use it in a different way - it really makes sense. Look what we have here on this table. One pinecone wreath is laying flat on the table with the lamp as the center. How simple is that? 

Speaking of wreaths - look at the wreath we have over the fireplace. We have a thick vine - it almost looks like poison ivy but I hope its not - it actually looks like wisteria - real thick vine - different from the honey suckle or the grape vine that you normally see. 

So you can have a beautiful elegant natural Christmas.

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