Cole can paint pine ones for Xmas tree ornaments! Scissors and Spice: Scissors Craft: Pinecone Decoration Ideas for Christmas. And how to use up your pine cones and entertain kids at the same time - kids love paint!
Leaves dipped in wax to preserve color. I would like this hanging over my kitchen window this fall. -- beautiful idea for a mobile or general hanging decoration, would be better with resin than wax IMO