Can you improve on the pine cone? Perhaps not, but Martha has done a nice rendition. These felt pine cones are so fun. Or check out the felt leaf instructions here.

These might not be some you’d make at home, made by Stephanie Congdon Barnes.

Broadway Paper’s pine cone gift wrap also does the pine cone due justice.

And just for good measure, I had to show you these pinecones with hand-dyed balls of wool roving from theWoolAcorn. Don’t they make you feel jolly? And one more inspired idea from truLuxe—felted wool acorns. Assign each member of the family a color, and don’t even bother with tags this year.