It really doesn't get much easier than this. Get the kids involved and watch the glow on their faces when the birds start to roost. Child decoration time: A lot longer (ah, bliss). Durability: A full season or even two.
Pine cone babies, faces by the bag at Michaels, cut the hands felt ,make cone hats glue together . Add glitter to hats or cones ! Mobile or ornament with fishing wire . Also going to try pinecone snowmen for Snowman Week!