Visit HGTV Start at Home for instructions on making these cute pine cone place cards holders.
While you have the cans of gold and silver spray paint out you might also want to turn some of those pine cones into Christmas tree ornaments. While the paint is still wet sprinkle the cone with some clear iridescent glitter. When dry hot glue a hanger, a Christmas ribbon bow and even a small holiday pick available from your local craft store to the base end of the pine cone. Makes a natural item dressy enough for even the most elaborate tree.