Although the natural treasures of fall may not be as flamboyant as a bundle of bright-blooming spring flowers, they have a subtle beauty all their own. Even something as ordinary as a dried pinecone becomes special when used to create an ornamental piece, like this round mirror frame. Because the wreath base is foam, the finished creation is light enough to hang on the wall but sturdy enough to serve as a centerpiece for your holiday table. And feel free to embellish your mirror with other fall treasures, such as fiery-hued autumn leaves or dried moss.
Foam wreath form with mirror insert (available at crafts stores)
Various-size pinecones (available at crafts stores or specialty Web sites)