If you have a lot of small pine cones in your yard to decorate with, you can take them up a notch by painting the backs of them to create 'zinnias'. I incorporated them into my fall floral decor this year and really like their texture and color.
Total Time: 2 Hours
Basically all you do is paint the backs of the pine cones w/acrylic craft paint.
Let them dry then carefully attach floral wire to them.