Make an Oversized, Shimmering Pinecone Garland

Bring texture, scale and lots of sparkle to your front porch this holiday season with a garland layered in giant pinecones.

Photo By: Brian Patrick Flynn

Photo By: Brian Patrick Flynn

Photo By: Brian Patrick Flynn

Photo By: Brian Patrick Flynn

Photo By: Brian Patrick Flynn

Photo By: Brian Patrick Flynn

Photo By: Brian Patrick Flynn

Photo By: Brian Patrick Flynn

Photo By: Brian Patrick Flynn

Festive Welcoming

Update your holiday garland with giant pinecones dusted in glitter.

Materials + Tools

You'll need: 8 giant pinecones for every 8-foot strand of garland; artificial or authentic green garland; floral wire; frosted glitter; spray adhesive; 8-inch zip ties; wire snips; 3-inch wide decorative ribbon; hammer; nails.

Add Floral Wire

Unfurl a spool of floral wire, cutting a 6-inch strand using wire snips. Next, wrap the wire around the stem of the pinecone in a loop. This will act as a conduit for attaching the pinecone to the garland towards the end of the project.

Coat With Spray Adhesive

Lay pinecone on a flat, level surface, then lightly coat with spray adhesive. To do this evenly, hold the can at least 4 inches from the surface, then move back and forth using controlled spurts.

Dust With Glitter

Dust the pinecone with a generous amount of frosted glitter. Any glitter that falls through the pinecone scales can be gathered and reused. Repeat the first two steps for the amount of pinecones you plan to use for your garland (8 pinecones for every 8-foot strand of garland).

Separate the Cuttings

Before the pinecones can be added to the garland, its cuttings need to be properly separated. Lightly bend the cuttings so plenty of space is left between them for the pinecones to hang freely.

Insert Zip Tie

Insert a zip tie through the floral wire loop along the bottom of the pinecone. Next, tighten the zip tie until each pinecone is securely fastened to the garland.

Weave Ribbon

Unfurl spools of ribbon and weave them around the pinecones and along the front of the garland. Once complete, add lightweight nails to any trim surrounding the front door using a hammer, then hang the garland.

Season-Long Display

This gorgeous greenery provides guests with a warm, festive welcoming all season long.

Next Up

DIY Pinecone Dahlia Wreath

Upcycle fallen pinecones to make a warm and welcoming door decoration for fall.

Make Your Own Tissue Paper Tassel Garland

Tassel garlands are a huge party trend. It's easy to make your own with some tissue paper or sparkling mylar, scissors and string.

How to Make a Paint Chip Pumpkin Garland

Paint chips are the perfect material for this DIY Halloween decorating project. The different shades of orange and yellow mimic the hue variation seen in actual gourds.

Small Bathroom Decorating Ideas

Gather small bathroom decorating ideas, and get ready to add style and appeal to a snug bathroom space.

Make an Oversized World Map String Art

Whether you're a world traveler or just got your passport, this gorgeous world map with its intricate string art is the perfect addition to any eclectic living space.

How to Make a Mirror Garland for the Garden

Create a dancing light show in your garden with these pretty DIY mirror garlands.

Shared Space Decorating Ideas

Not sure how to make a small space multifunctional? City-dwellers Sarah Raskin and John Kerl turned their bonus room into a guest bedroom/baby nursery with some smart decorating ideas and storage solutions.