As I mentioned in this post, I was looking forward to imitating Creative Jewish Mom's Tu B'shvat decorations and here is the result.
I made a few adaptations, namely, using only pine cones in varying sizes instead of cedar pods and choosing not to spray paint everything gold because my light fixture is already gold and I thought it would be "too much". I only sprayed the smaller pine cones and left the larger ones "au naturale". I also chose a darker shade of raffia. All in all, I'm pretty pleased with the results.
Now on to the dried fruit platters. (I did a short research study at Oh! Nuts and made mental notes of my favorite "design ideas".....)