Last holiday season Martha Stewart inspired me to construct Pinecone Elves, Pinecone Penguins, and Pincone Cardinals. My favorite to construct are the Penguins - the final product was as cute as the Martha pictures.
Tip: Don't buy pinecones, find a free natural source. I had to buy pincones from Michaels, since Los Angeles lacks pine trees, which aren't the correct shape or smaller size. Now I keep my eyes out for pine trees and stuff my pockets full whenever I find some. (weird...I know...) I even had my Mom sending my acorn heads from Northern California.
Get to it!