I saw these sugar pine cones in a magazine and I HAD to have some. There are a couple in my garland. Apparently, they grow on the sugar pine tree in Oregon and Northern California. Anyway, I searched all over and finally found an ebay seller with prices that I could swallow.
I've never been a huge glitter fan, but my friend Chris from Just a Girl is the glitter queen. She introduced me to Martha Stewart's glitter. It's fine and shiny and absolutely irresistible. My cones needed some Martha glitter.
String them on a piece of ribbon and you have a GIANT sparkly pine cone tassel.
And if you're messy, like me, it will look like some teeny-tiny sparkle fairies had a rockin' party in your house. It's on the floor, the walls, the table, my face. Everywhere.