Nature's Perfect Craft Supply: 12 Dressed-Up Pinecone Ideas
Pick up pinecones from your yard to make these adorable seasonal crafts.
Let's be honest — decorating for the holidays can come with a lofty price tag. That's where DIY projects step in to save the day.
With only a few craft supplies (which you likely have on hand) and natural materials from your backyard, you can make chic and festive decor that won't break the bank.
Dress up the mantel (or your tree) with white-dipped pinecones strung together with red yarn. It's a simple garland that will add a cheerful, festive touch to your home decor.
Make It: DIY Holiday Pinecone Garland
Use pinecones to embellish your gifts. Complete the natural aesthetic with greenery, faux berries, craft paper and twine.
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Rustic Pinecone Placecard Holder
Replace the color and glitz of holiday placecard holders with simple, rustic ones. South Carolina floral designer Karin Jeffcoat created placecard holders by setting individual pinecones in tiny urns. Pinecones can transition your home from the holiday season into winter.
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Great for holiday gatherings or a winter wedding reception, pinecones are the perfect place-card holder. To keep them from toppling over, simply place the pinecones in tiny, metallic urns. Print out name cards in a pretty font or make your own using this faux calligraphy hack.
Adorable Elf Ornament
Fashioned from a mini pinecone, felt, a wooden bead and a jingle bell, this little elf ornament will put a smile on your face every time you see it dangling from the tree.
Make It: Mini Pinecone Elf Ornament
Add rustic charm to the mantel or table with this pinecone tree that's a cinch to make. You won't need to buy many supplies for this project.
Stacked high in a clear, glass hurricane or strung together with twine, these modern, ombre pinecones can be just about anything you want them to be — from ornaments to garland to party favors.
Make It: Ombre-Painted Pinecones
Turn fallen pinecones into cute Christmas trees to center the dining table or decorate the bookshelves. Create the feeling of a winter wonderland with powdery faux snow on the platter underneath.
Make adorable woodland creatures out of all-natural materials — pinecones, birch bark and eucalyptus pods. These little guys will surely bring some holiday cheer to your decor.
Trade out traditional ornaments for pinecones. Perch them on your tree branches as they are — no need for embellishments. Include a metal monogram stencil to balance out the design.
What better place to put pinecones than the outdoors? Deck out your front door with a festive garland and wreaths to match.
Vases With Pine Cones
Turn holiday decorating on its head by filling glass cylinders in a variety of sizes with small pine cones. Turn the vases over carefully and wrap the vase bases with ribbon. Arrange the vases tallest to smallest in a cone shape to create a tree. Add fresh greenery and embellishments to the tops of the cylinders.
Fill a variety of glass cylinders with pinecones and cluster them together for an eye-catching centerpiece that can't be ignored. Wrap ribbon around the bases and top with fresh greenery and red berries for the finishing touch.
Buy mini gold-encrusted pinecones or spray paint your own to make this ultra-chic wreath that will add a touch of glamour to the front door or your foyer's mirror. Choose a sleek, red ribbon for hanging.
Make It: Holiday Pinecone Wreath