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Pinecone Tree Stand

A pyramid of dried pinecones dressed with silver spray paint conceals the tree stand of this Fraser fir. 


Unpainted pinecones also make a decorative camouflage for the base of a Christmas tree, and blend in especially well with a "live" tree, hiding the roots while they insulate and keep them moist.


  • Pinecones
  • Silver floral spray or spray paint
  • 2-inch wide masking tape
  • Large circular tray


  1. Step 1

    In a well-ventilated area, coat dried pinecones with silver floral spray or silver spray paint. Let dry.

  2. Step 2

    Using 2-inch-wide masking tape, tape around the tree stand to create a pyramid, leaving an opening for watering the tree.

  3. Step 3

    Place tree stand on top of a large circular tray.

  4. Step 4

    Arrange pinecones in a mound around the taped tree stand and on the tray.

Martha Stewart Living, December 2007

Reviews (2)

  • cascadia 13 Dec, 2008

    I agree - the wire ornaments are so pretty. How do you make them?

  • Cathyrc 5 Oct, 2008

    Please send me more information on the wire snow flake ornaments in this picture.
    Thank you.