This is a craft I made a couple of years ago, and I'm pretty sure it was something I learned from a Martha Stewart magazine. That Martha associates with some pretty crafty peeps.
All you do is rip apart a pinecone and glue it back together piece by piece into the shape of a flower. Start in the center and work your way out. I used a hot glue gun, which worked great. I have yet to find a perfect place for this flower. It just sits around looking pretty.