Hang a lighter and brighter version of a pinecone garland this season with this bleached version that Susan Duane of Love of Home made for the Clean & Scentsible blog. Gather or purchase a bag of natural pinecones to make your own garland. Add two parts bleach to one part water into a bucket and submerge the pinecones. Leave for one and a half to two days. Remove the pinecones and let dry. They will open again as they dry. Cut twine to your desired length and string on 10 cranberries with a large eye needle. Attach a pinecone by gluing a felt circle over the string on top of the pinecone. String five more cranberries and then attach another pinecone. Repeat until you’re close to your desired garland length, and finish with 10 cranberries. Tie off the ends and hang. DESIGNED AND PHOTOGRAPHED BY SUSAN DUANE OF LOVE OF HOME FOR CLEANANDSCENTSIBLE.COM.
DESIGNER NOTE Using fresh cranberries, this garland will last about seven to 10 days, depending on where you hang it.