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MP Pinecone Designs

Nature - Inspired







I’m originally from Wheeling, WV and have lived in many places...but now I live in Pittsburgh, PA. Being here is giving me more of an opportunity to be out and about...enjoying what Nature has to offer. What a better way to celebrate Nature's cast-offs, than to form them into something beautiful to be enjoyed year round.

Losing my job as a proofreader at a patent law firm in New York City, made me realize it was time to get creative again. I went to Art School many years ago and my fingers were itching to get, I started MP Pinecone Designs in January 2009.

Many of my creations are one-of-a-kind.  All of the pinecones are washed, dried and sometimes painted before being assembled into a wreath or Christmas decoration & then, coated with a clear acrylic spray so they'll stay fresh for a long time.  It's all about being BACK to NATURE. 

Display the wreaths indoors or outdoors...if out, keep them under an awning & out of the rain. Water will make the cones close up, & even though they will re-open...the integrity of the wreath may change. If a wreath has nuts on it, & your home is in an area where squirrels roam, just be aware they’ll want to eat them!

My HANDMADE SOAPS, CANDLES & BEARD OILS are all thoughtfully handcrafted to reflect the scents and colors I find in Nature and are a perfect

accompaniment to my other creations.

Please let me know if you have any questions, especially about all the   

arts & crafts fairs that I do. Contact info. is at the bottom of the site.



About MP Pinecone Designs


Upcoming Fairs & Festivals for MP Pinecone Designs
* Saturday Night Market (Market Square) - Pittsburgh, PA - August 12
* Golden Glow of Christmas Past Christkindlmarkt - Arlington, VA  - August 16
* Fair Haven Farms Sunflower Festival - Grove City, PA - Aug. 26-27
* Jackson's Mill Jubilee - Weston, WV - Sept. 1-3

* Wild Wind Folk Art & Craft Festival - Pittsfield, PA - Sept. 9-10
* Oglebayfest - Wheeling, WV - Oct. 6-8
* Christmas in the Woods at Shaker Woods - Columbiana, OH - Oct. 14-15 and Oct. 21-22
* Weinachtsmarkt - Harmony, PA - Nov. 11-12

*** MORE tbd in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio, New York, etc.


List of Soap Scents
BLACKSMITH - leather, tobacco & bourbon
EARTH - dirt & fresh cut grass
FOREST WALK - cedar, lavender & amber
LAVENDER FIELDS - lavender & Spring flowers 
LOG CABIN - amber, tobacco & cedar

LUMBERJACK - flannel, rum & pine
MEADOW - lily, rose, lilac & fresh cut grass
MIDNIGHT MOON - oak moss, bergamot & sandalwood
MISTLETOE - balsam, berry, orange & clove 
MORNING DEW  - citrus, oa
k moss & linen
MOUNTAINEER beard soap - cedar & leather

PINECONE - mahogany & pine
PINE TREE - pine & birch
PONDEROSA PINE - pine & vanilla (temporarily out of stock)
RAIN - rain, fresh bamboo & jasmine
RAIN FOREST - eucalyptus, lemon & mint
RUSTIC WOODS - nutmeg, clove, maple & pumpkin (temp. out of stock)
SNOWFLAKE - snow, peppermint & cinnamon
STARGAZER - frankincense, myrrh & nag champa

SUMMER BREEZE - ginger, clover & crisp cotton
SUNSHINE - orange & sweet tart lemon
WOODLAND CHRISTMAS - fraser fir, pine & mistletoe 
ZEN GARDEN - orange blossom & jasmine



Get in Touch

Michael Pappa 

MP Pinecone Designs

107 Elmont St.

Pittsburgh, PA  15205


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