If pine trees are Mother Nature's Christmas gifts, seed pods are her stocking stuffers. Consider upcycling fallen pine needles during the season to make the most of the trees you welcome in your home. And design other stunning DIYs that can accent them, too. To fashion a forest of easy and arresting ornaments, just spray an assortment—pinecones ($5.95, etsy.com), poppy pods ($22, petaldriven.com), acorns ($18.99, etsy.com), plus other natural beauties, like sponge mushrooms ($10.99, drieddecor.com)—with gleaming metallic paint. Add hooks, and they'll dazzle in your home, or a lucky recipient's.
Styling by Naomi Demañana