Dipping Pine Cones in Paint for a Custom Look- Twist the pointed end of a bamboo skewer into the end of a pinecone. The paint mixture is 3 parts paint and 2 parts water. Dunk the pine cone into the paint and then set on wax paper to dry.
shoes - don't spend money on feather-trimmed sandals. Make your own loose ankle bracelet with craft feathers so they drape over your existing shoes. That way you don't feel bad when you have to throw the dirty/damaged feathers out.